Data in Dialogue is our second blog series examining trends in human rights philanthropy. In it we take a closer look at funding trends for the regions and populations we track by working with experts in the field to put our quantitative findings in context, explore what they mean, and consider their implications.
Between 2011 and 2015, we collected data on almost 100,000 human rights grants from 1,193 funders in 114 countries. Our first-ever multi-year analysis of funding trends over time is based on a subset of 561 funders who shared grants data all five years, so it offers insights into shifting priorities. We hope this series sparks dialogue among funders and others interested in human rights philanthropy about where the field is now and where it should go.