Advocacy / Collaborative Funding / IHRFG Research

SDGs: Where Do Human Rights Fit In?

Originally published on the SDG Funders blog on April 27. 729 funders. 20,600 grants. 12,888 organizations. Human rights is a broad field, as demonstrated by the vast data in Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG)’s Advancing Human Rights research. So it’s no surprise that human rights funders played an active role … Continue reading

Capacity Building / Disaster Response / IHRFG Research

Fighting West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak: What Lessons Can Human Rights Funders Learn from the Response?

John M Kabia, Program Officer for West Africa at the Fund for Global Human Rights, shares lessons for human rights funders following the experiences of local civil society and human rights organizations during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It’s been over a year since the WHO officially declared the end of the Ebola … Continue reading

Human Rights Community / IHRFG Research / Knowledge Tools

How “Advancing Human Rights” Can – and Can’t – Support Academic Research

Merrill Sovner of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, discusses the divide between philanthropy practice and scholarship in light of IHRFG and Foundation Center’s latest Advancing Human Rights research. The International Human Rights Funders Group and Foundation Center recently published Advancing Human Rights: Update on … Continue reading

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