Security and Resilience

Providing support to individuals, organizations, or communities facing security risks related to their human rights work and strengthening their ability to manage risk.

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$1,446,013 (22%)
10 Grants (15%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$345,514 (5%)
3 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$1,405,900 (22%)
8 Grants (12%)

Latin America & Mexico

$2,149,016 (33%)
21 Grants (31%)

Middle East & North Africa

$514,803 (8%)
6 Grants (9%)

North America

$1,186,500 (18%)
10 Grants (15%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$1,319,640 (21%)
11 Grants (16%)

Western Europe

$304,620 (5%)
3 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

Freedom from Violence

$3,031,745 (47%)
30 Grants (45%)

Expression and Information Rights

$2,073,440 (32%)
14 Grants (21%)

Human Rights, General

$777,835 (12%)
6 Grants (9%)

Population Focus

Human Rights Defenders

$4,040,542 (63%)
52 Grants (78%)

Women & Girls

$1,185,725 (18%)
15 Grants (22%)

LGBTIQ

$627,541 (10%)
8 Grants (12%)

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 Overbrook Foundation supported Peace Brigades International in the USA to protect, support, and enable the work of human rights defenders and local activists for peaceful social change in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia.
  • Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights supported an anonymous women's empowerment organization in Pakistan to add security cameras and personnel in light of escalating threats against the organization.