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

$42,549,400 (7%)
486 Grants (10%)

Caribbean

$4,885,520 (1%)
58 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$29,884,156 (5%)
527 Grants (11%)

Global Programs

$64,548,134 (10%)
314 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$46,345,003 (7%)
573 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$13,800,611 (2%)
155 Grants (3%)

North America

$314,907,062 (51%)
1,791 Grants (38%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$62,588,457 (10%)
703 Grants (15%)

Western Europe

$62,780,606 (10%)
285 Grants (6%)

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

$107,156,070 (17%)
663 Grants (14%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$72,998,616 (12%)
577 Grants (12%)

Environmental and Resource Rights

$57,409,186 (9%)
510 Grants (11%)

Population Focus

Children & Youth

$147,599,092 (24%)
1,019 Grants (21%)

Women & Girls

$112,358,090 (18%)
1,220 Grants (26%)

Migrants & Refugees

$91,394,648 (15%)
609 Grants (13%)

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.