Scholarships and Travel

Providing awards to individuals or organizations to cover study, transportation, accommodation, and/or other living expenses while participating in a human rights conference or completing study or special project.

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$649,535 (13%)
189 Grants (43%)

Caribbean

$18,860 (0%)
6 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$63,070 (1%)
31 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$529,940 (10%)
9 Grants (2%)

Latin America & Mexico

$482,238 (10%)
54 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$453,494 (9%)
25 Grants (6%)

North America

$2,504,915 (49%)
58 Grants (13%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$539,549 (11%)
44 Grants (10%)

Western Europe

$211,499 (4%)
25 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

Social and Cultural Rights

$2,460,355 (49%)
40 Grants (9%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$955,491 (19%)
45 Grants (10%)

Freedom from Violence

$469,432 (9%)
41 Grants (9%)

Population Focus

Children & Youth

$2,427,256 (48%)
277 Grants (63%)

Women & Girls

$1,601,905 (32%)
304 Grants (69%)

Indigenous Peoples

$754,566 (15%)
21 Grants (5%)

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 Kresge Foundation supported Local Government Commission in the USA for the New Partners for Smart Growth Diversity Scholarship Fund, which allows minority community leaders and groups working on equity and environmental justice issues to attend the annual conference.
  • Abilis Säätiö supported the Gambia Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to send two representatives to Australia to participate in the international conference of the World Federation of the Deaf.