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Human Rights Funders Network helps funders access information integral to human rights grantmaking. We curate resources from our members and from other experts in the field that focus on grantmaking practices and vital human rights issues.

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Key Takeaways

New York Convening 2016: Key Takeaways

HRFN’s July 2016 convening gathered funders on the topic, “Seizing Opportunities: Sustaining the Human Rights Movement,” to strategize how human rights funders can shake up conventional ways and means of supporting the movement, and bolster its health and well-being. Read key takeaways.


Defending Civic Space

Human Rights Funders Network works to counter the global trend of closing civic space and promote an enabling environment for human rights philanthropy. In collaboration with our members and peer networks, we educate, connect, and amplify the voices of funders across fields to identify forces behind this trend and develop shared strategies in response. Learn… Read more


Foundation Maps: Human Rights

Explore the who, what, and where of human rights philanthropy. With data updated weekly, our funder-only map lets you view grant-level details, map your own funding, find new partners, and search at the intersection of multiple areas.


Advancing Human Rights Research Hub

Our resource illustrates human rights funding by region, issue, population, and strategy, as well as the intersections and trends among them. Learn more about the Advancing Human Rights initiative, see top funder lists, and explore your area of interest.


Advancing Human Rights: Key Findings

Our latest Key Findings analyze the field of human rights philanthropy, including top funders and regional, issue, population, and strategy breakdowns, and offer data on bilateral and multilateral funding in 2014.

Past Key Findings: Advancing Human Rights

Our benchmark report and annual Key Findings offer a snapshot of human rights funding each year. See all reports produced through the Advancing Human Rights research here.


Challenging the Closing Space for Civil Society

As threats to civic space emerge across the globe, funders have moved from exploring the problem to coordinating responses. This report offers practical approaches to push back against closing space and encourages an enabling environment for civil society.

Key Takeaways

San Francisco Convening 2016: Key Takeaways

In January 2016 funders gathered in San Francisco for HRFN’s convening, “What’s New? Innovation and Iteration in Human Rights,” to strategize how human rights funders can take the field to a new level by disrupting the curve on social change. Read conference highlights.