Coalition-building and Collaboration

Building structures and creating opportunities to work more closely and effectively with partners and peers toward shared goals. This includes grants supporting collaborations, partnerships, alliances, movement-building activities, networking, conferences, workshops, trainings, and other interactions with people or organizations as a way to exchange information and achieve shared aims.

5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$106.9 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $19.25 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $12.35 M
  3. Ford Foundation $11.70 M
  4. Freedom House $10.21 M
  5. EEA and Norway Grants $7.02 M
  6. Carnegie Corporation of New York $5.20 M
  7. American Jewish World Service $4.29 M
  8. NoVo Foundation $2.72 M
  9. The Christensen Fund $2.18 M
  10. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.99 M
  11. Comic Relief UK $1.65 M
  12. Global Greengrants Fund $1.63 M
  13. Proteus Fund $1.61 M
  14. The Oak Foundation $1.51 M
  15. The Atlantic Philanthropies $1.50 M
  16. Marguerite Casey Foundation $1.34 M
  17. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $1.29 M
  18. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.24 M
  19. Tides Foundation $1.14 M
  20. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.11 M
  21. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $1.06 M
  22. Foundation for Human Rights $1.02 M
  23. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $0.96 M
  24. Avina Americas $0.92 M
  25. Eurasia Partnership Foundation $0.91 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$9,083,922 (8%)
278 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$1,974,581 (2%)
44 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$12,080,625 (11%)
323 Grants (16%)

Global Programs

$21,572,089 (20%)
111 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$11,841,466 (11%)
348 Grants (17%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,799,021 (3%)
62 Grants (3%)

North America

$45,375,166 (42%)
485 Grants (24%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$18,319,708 (17%)
354 Grants (17%)

Western Europe

$5,798,825 (5%)
114 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

Human Rights, General

$15,556,826 (15%)
112 Grants (5%)

Civic and Political Participation

$13,367,672 (13%)
203 Grants (10%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$13,362,744 (13%)
321 Grants (16%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$23,148,657 (22%)
609 Grants (30%)

Children & Youth

$20,049,857 (19%)
471 Grants (23%)

Migrants & Refugees

$10,261,447 (10%)
176 Grants (9%)

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

  • American Jewish World Service supported Youth for Peace in Cambodia to organize a conference on the Origin of Peace and Democracy in partnership with the Peace Institute of Cambodia.
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation supported Alabama Organizing Project in the USA to coordinate six member organizations to collaboratively engage families, develop leadership, and develop a statewide network for movement-building in alignment with the Equal Voice framework.