Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

Influencing public policies and the allocation of resources and ensuring that existing laws are properly implemented with the intention of transforming fundamental structures of institutions and systems to protect and promote human rights.

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$73,062,115 (7%)
764 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$11,364,706 (1%)
145 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$91,129,517 (9%)
901 Grants (13%)

Global Programs

$80,052,322 (8%)
271 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$65,113,083 (6%)
1,030 Grants (15%)

Middle East & North Africa

$31,256,298 (3%)
297 Grants (4%)

North America

$498,285,413 (49%)
2,079 Grants (30%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$104,020,823 (10%)
1,009 Grants (15%)

Western Europe

$114,289,895 (11%)
532 Grants (8%)

Regional focus includes grants going directly to recipients in the region specified and to recipients located in other regions for activities focused on the region specified.

Issue Focus

Health and Well-being Rights

$207,756,953 (21%)
828 Grants (12%)

Environmental and Resource Rights

$118,716,871 (12%)
857 Grants (13%)

Freedom from Violence

$106,382,396 (11%)
968 Grants (14%)

Population Focus

Children & Youth

$226,141,819 (22%)
1,375 Grants (20%)

Women & Girls

$183,319,318 (18%)
1,901 Grants (28%)

Migrants & Refugees

$118,308,734 (12%)
805 Grants (12%)

Population Focus includes funding explicitly targeted to benefit specific groups and only illustrates those accounting for the largest shares of grant dollars or grants. See Methodology for details on how regional focus and population focus were determined and limitations.

Sample Grants

  • The California Endowment supported First Media Services in the USA for its Health Happens with Prevention Education and Enrollment Media Campaign to create a supportive environment for the Affordable Care Act's successful implementation throughout California.
  • Fondo de Mujeres Bolivia-Apthapi Jopueti supported Asociacion de Colectivos TLGB del Departamento de La Paz in Bolivia to mobilize and advocate for public policies against homo-, lesbi-, trans- and bi-phobia in defense of sexual orientation and gender identity.