Grantmaking Practice / Human Rights Defenders / Human Rights Issue / IHRFG Events

Defending Defenders: Providing Support to Grantees at Risk

Originally published on Re:Philanthropy! The Council on Foundations’ Blog on April 26, 2012,  by Jessica Wrenn and Rosalie Nezien – In mid-March, following the news that Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, a warlord from the DRC, had been convicted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC), activists lauded the long-awaited verdict, calling on the ICC … Continue reading

Environment / Grantmaking Practice / Human Rights Issue

Investing in the Unseen Environmental Movement

Originally published on Re:Philanthropy! The Council on Foundations’ Blog on March 21, 201, by Peter Kostishack – Roughly 80 percent of the coastal mangroves around the coastal Colombian town of Tumaco have been lost through deforestation, urban development, and contamination from frequent oil spills. The area is a hub for industrial storage and transportation of … Continue reading

IHRFG Events

Is it possible to shift philanthropy practice from the middle?

Originally published on Latest from Alliance Magazine on February 23, 2012, by Hilda Vega – Last month I attended the International Human Rights Funders Group conference in San Francisco, which began with a day-long institute on cultural competency in grantmaking titled ‘What’s Power Got To Do With It?’. The training was facilitated by Vini Bhansali … Continue reading