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Funding Available for Human Rights Defenders

This study assesses the volume of funding available for Human Rights Defenders (organizations and individuals) and identifies trends. In recent years, Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) have been facing increasing difficulties with the rise of authoritarian and semi-authoritarian regimes, the arrival of populist nationalisms in western democracies, and the persistence of various conflicts. This context led… Read more

Key Takeaways

Map –> Resist –> Support: 2017 Key Takeaways

From July 10-13, 2017, over 250 funders from 29 countries gathered in New York to map challenges, share concrete tactics to resist, and chart a new course for support. This report offers highlights of our 2017 convening and links to videos of selected sessions.

Photo Courtesy of: Fondo Semillas

Resources for Mexico Post-Earthquakes – Networks, Philanthropic Initiatives, and Tools

On October 18, 2017, the Human Rights Funders Network held a donor telebriefing in response to the two large earthquakes in September 2017 that deeply affected Mexico City and several states around central and southern Mexico. The briefing was co-sponsored with our Latin American Funders Working Group, Fondo Semillas, Global Fund for Children, and the… Read more


Atlas Learning Project Toolkit

The Atlas Learning Project, launched by Atlantic Philanthropies strives to our era of new political realities, where we can no longer rely on conventional wisdom to navigate these uncharted waters. Time-tested approaches to advancing policy don’t always apply in today’s political climate. More than ever before, foundations are turning to each other to learn from… Read more


Peace and Security Funding Index Taxonomy

The Peace and Security Funders Group published its 2017 Funding Index Conflict and Atrocities Prevention findings. Only 4% of peace and security funding ($13.5 million) went towards conflict and atrocities prevention work.