What is the Advancing Human Rights initiative?

With limited resources and immense challenges, now more than ever human rights grantmakers and advocates are asking critical questions about the human rights funding landscape: Where is the money going? What are the gaps? Who is doing what?

We developed the Advancing Human Rights initiative to address these questions. It is a collaboration between Human Rights Funders Network and Candid, in partnership with Ariadne and Prospera, to track the evolving state of global human rights grantmaking by collecting and analyzing grants data. The goal is to help human rights funders and advocates make more informed decisions, discover opportunities for collaboration, and work more effectively.

To learn more:

  • Explore human rights funding over time by human rights issues addressed, populations and regions served, and funding strategies used on our research hub.
  • Dive deeper into grant-level details and find peers working on similar issues through our funders-only database and mapping platform.
  • Follow our blog series where we showcase funder perspectives and contextualize the numbers.
  • Reflect on the field’s present and past through our reports and analyses.