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.

<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$3.4 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $1.46 M
  2. Ford Foundation $0.88 M
  3. The Kresge Foundation $0.15 M
  4. Wikimedia Foundation $0.15 M
  5. Fundación AVINA $0.12 M
  6. The Coca-Cola Foundation $0.10 M
  7. Tides Foundation $0.07 M
  8. Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights $0.06 M
  9. Abilis Foundation $0.04 M
  10. Newman's Own Foundation $0.04 M
  11. Segal Family Foundation $0.04 M
  12. The Skoll Foundation $0.04 M
  13. The Seattle Foundation $0.03 M
  14. Global Fund for Children $0.03 M
  15. The Rockefeller Foundation $0.03 M
  16. The HOW Fund $0.03 M
  17. 3M Foundation $0.02 M
  18. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $0.02 M
  19. American Jewish World Service $0.02 M
  20. Dietel Partners $0.02 M
  21. Indigo Trust $0.02 M
  22. Firelight Foundation $0.02 M
  23. United Health Foundation $0.01 M
  24. Shadhika Foundation $0.01 M
  25. The Summit Foundation $0.01 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$317,522 (9%)
26 Grants (20%)

Caribbean

$13,660 (0%)
5 Grants (4%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$143,404 (4%)
24 Grants (19%)

Global Programs

$404,608 (12%)
18 Grants (14%)

Latin America & Mexico

$692,945 (20%)
14 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$616,640 (18%)
4 Grants (3%)

North America

$1,146,581 (33%)
25 Grants (19%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$402,564 (12%)
17 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$46,073 (1%)
5 Grants (4%)

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

$614,710 (18%)
22 Grants (17%)

Expression and Information Rights

$449,106 (13%)
7 Grants (5%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$1,108,140 (32%)
31 Grants (24%)

Indigenous Peoples

$281,038 (8%)
9 Grants (7%)

Children & Youth

$257,309 (7%)
33 Grants (26%)

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.