Media and Technology

Using information and communications technologies, including television, radio, publications, and online media to advance human rights work and messaging.

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$18,007,579 (8%)
247 Grants (10%)

Caribbean

$1,426,357 (1%)
31 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$13,151,223 (6%)
281 Grants (12%)

Global Programs

$40,637,068 (18%)
213 Grants (9%)

Latin America & Mexico

$18,309,839 (8%)
315 Grants (13%)

Middle East & North Africa

$5,798,270 (3%)
92 Grants (4%)

North America

$97,822,416 (43%)
786 Grants (33%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$28,791,274 (13%)
328 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$15,736,483 (7%)
175 Grants (7%)

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

Expression and Information Rights

$80,289,015 (35%)
670 Grants (28%)

Civic and Political Participation

$23,252,064 (10%)
188 Grants (8%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$20,523,781 (9%)
279 Grants (12%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$43,534,639 (19%)
520 Grants (22%)

Children & Youth

$33,678,773 (15%)
412 Grants (17%)

Migrants & Refugees

$16,855,421 (7%)
190 Grants (8%)

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 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation supported Well Told Story in Kenya for the ShujaazFM youth communications and social change initiative.
  • Ukrainian Women's Fund supported Pro-Cimislia in Moldova to attract active young leaders to the First Step to Success Program by developing and placing materials in mass media and creating pages in social networks to share the diverse opportunities of the program.