IHRFG Events / impact investing

4 Ways Human Rights Funders Can Use Impact Investments

Originally published on Greater Good on August 15, 2016, Cynthia Muller and Rachel Reichenbach of Arabella Advisors argue that human rights funders should consider impact investing as a powerful complement to grant making and other forms of philanthropic support.  “How can funders support the sustainability of human rights?” This question was the topic of last … Continue reading

Grantmaking Practice / Knowledge Tools

Funding the Frontlines: The Value of Supporting Grassroots Organizing

Originally published on the blog Philantopic by Philanthropy News Digest (PND) on August 2, 2016, Hilal Baykara of the Sabanci Foundation discusses the importance of funding grassroots movements and the value of developing a diversified grantmaking portfolio.  Over the last decade or so, human rights organizations, democracy activists, journalists, and civil society groups around the world have faced increasing … Continue reading

Environment / Indigenous Peoples / Knowledge Tools

Defending Environmental Rights: Funding Priorities in the Global South and East

Originally published on the blog Philantopic by Philanthropy News Digest (PND) on July 21, 2016, Maria Amália Souza of the São Paulo-based CASA Socio-Environmental Fund writes about why Global South and East funders are increasingly funding environmental and resource rights and dedicated a larger proportion of their support to capacity-building, coalition building, and collaboration, compared to … Continue reading