What is the Advancing Human Rights research?

Advancing Human Rights tracks the evolving state of human rights philanthropy by collecting and analyzing grants data. It answers critical questions about the funding landscape — Where is the money going? What are the gaps? Who is funding what? — to help funders and advocates make more informed and effective decisions. It is also a critical tool in grantmakers’ efforts to be more transparent and accountable. Candid and Human Rights Funders Network lead the research, in partnership with Ariadne—European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights and Prospera—International Network of Women's Funds.

To learn more:

  • Use our research hub to explore funding over time by regions, issues, populations, and strategies.
  • Dive into the funders-only grants database and mapping platform to see grant-level details and find peers.
  • Follow our blog series where we showcase diverse perspectives to contextualize the numbers.
  • Reflect on reports and analyses of the field’s present and past.