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

$89,514,471 (10%)
1,344 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$10,072,819 (1%)
161 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$49,502,984 (6%)
966 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$94,552,790 (11%)
486 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$65,715,048 (7%)
1,468 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$39,590,493 (4%)
447 Grants (4%)

North America

$330,242,781 (37%)
3,048 Grants (30%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$143,332,120 (16%)
1,589 Grants (16%)

Western Europe

$101,803,558 (11%)
827 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

Freedom from Violence

$183,373,917 (21%)
1,811 Grants (18%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$119,362,119 (13%)
1,060 Grants (10%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$91,477,607 (10%)
1,117 Grants (11%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$239,535,688 (27%)
3,472 Grants (34%)

Children & Youth

$219,996,730 (25%)
2,383 Grants (23%)

Migrants & Refugees

$109,963,252 (12%)
1,018 Grants (10%)

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.