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Capacity Building / Grantmaking Practice / IHRFG Research

What Surprises Me about Human Rights Grantmaking

Melinda Fine of TCC Group, reflects on IHRFG and Foundation Center’s latest key findings report, Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking, and its implications for the field of human rights philanthropy. When your job centers on helping funders assess needs, devise strategies, and manage and evaluate their grantmaking, you wish that every field … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Grantmaking Practice / IHRFG Research / Women's Rights

The World is Upside-Down. What are Human Rights Funders Doing to Turn it Over?

Carla López C. of Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM) reflects on the growing visibility and vital role of Global South and East funders in advancing human rights – and the importance of collaboration. What can Global South and East funders teach peer funders based in the Global North about sustaining intersectional social justice movements? Continue reading

Grantmaking Practice / Working Groups

Why Every Funder Should Consider Participatory Grantmaking

Originally published on Foundation Center’s GrantCraft, Katy Love of the Wikimedia Foundation and Kelly Buhles of RSF Social Finance discuss the strengths, challenges, and opportunities of the participatory grantmkaing process. Ever heard of participatory grantmaking? It is a philanthropic approach that engages constituencies in the grantmaking process. A group of participatory grantmakers are currently joining … Continue reading

Human Rights Community

Donor Ethics and the Revolution in the Making: Understanding the Role of Wellbeing in Human Rights Funding

This In Focus article was contributed by Meerim Ilyas, Senior Program Officer at Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, and Tatiana Cordero Velásquez, Executive Director at Urgent Action Fund – Latin America. The revolution is in the making. Thousands of people march everyday in almost every country in the world to keep pressuring their governments, … Continue reading

IHRFG Events / Middle East & North Africa / Refugee and Migrant Rights / Uncategorized

Preventing and Addressing Forced Migration: The Role of Human Rights Philanthropy

IHRFG and Ariadne’s 2016 Funder Learning Visit brought a group of 25 funders to Amman, Jordan, for three days of critical exchange with local, regional, and international practitioners. The visit focused on the question, “What are effective funding strategies to ensure that the rights of refugees and internally displaced people are respected?” According to IHRFG’s … Continue reading

IHRFG Events / Middle East & North Africa / Refugee and Migrant Rights

Learning Visit Reflection: The Value of Coordinated Support for Refugees

Contributed by Shoshana Smolen, Advocacy and Editorial Officer at The Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Driving up to the Zataari refugee camp is overwhelming. The massive size of the camp is visible from afar, with a wide expanse of prefabricated homes, or informal tented settlements, lined up along the side of … Continue reading