Join these emergency briefings to discuss the refugee crisis in and around Europe, the priorities for funders, and to learn how funders in the United States can respond.
For this special double feature we asked Sarah Tansey (IHRFG) and Lyle Matthew Kan (Funders for LGBTQ Issues) to share how the recent US Supreme Court marriage ruling relates to SDG 16: to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”
Grantmakers exchanged with and learned from their peers, critically exploring the utility and efficacy of funding through a rights lens. Includes a Storify of tweets and a new conference video.
The formation of IHRFG’s new International Grants Operations Working Group was introduced at a recent workshop in Berlin. The new initiative aims to bridge the gap between operations teams and programmatic staff navigating cross-border funding restrictions. Meanwhile, new research on the state of human rights grantmaking builds on previous reports to analyze funding flows for human rights by region, issue area, and population.
Space for civil society has been closing around the globe, with a noticeable rise in restrictive laws and pushback by state and non-state actors. In mid-June, Ariadne, the European Foundation Centre, and the International Human Rights Funders Group convened an international group of funders for a two-day workshop to develop strategies to counter this trend.
On 8th December, the 2014 FCAA AIDS Philanthropy Summit will kick off with the launch of the organization’s latest human rights resource tracking report. We asked Sarah Hamilton, FCAA program and communications director, to share how local context and collaboration are helping drive important data collection efforts for the network.
Brad Smith (Foundation Center) and Helena Monteiro (WINGS) led a recent session on data at the Ford Foundation that looked at how current projects like the Global Philanthropy Data Charter can help give an accurate picture of development progress. Angela Hariche, Foundation Center’s director of international data relations, reports.
IHRFG and the Foundation Center recently launched new tools to support the work of human rights grantmakers, including the first-ever interactive website about global human rights grantmaking, and a new report that examines funding flows for human rights by issue, population, and region. We asked Christen Dobson, research and policy program director for IHRFG, to walk us through new features and explain how data can move us “beyond anecdote”.
In May, the IHRFG brought together in Rio a diverse group of people to talk about how emerging economies affect giving, specifically for human rights and social justice. “Initiatives like the IHRFG’s to bring these players together and discuss possibilities can help shape a future marked by growing local philanthropy and global partnerships.” WINGS’ Ana Borges Pinho reports.
Christen Dobson, program director for International Human Rights Funders Group, asks grantmaker associations if they are acting in line with their missions. “Many associations aim to support progressive social change, yet how have we contributed to addressing the most acute problems plaguing our societies? How have we contributed to creating a more just and equitable world?”
The Foundation Center is inviting the sector to give feedback on proposed changes to its Philanthropy Classification System by 23rd May. In our latest interview Jeff Falkenstein, the Center’s Vice President for Data Architecture, explains why an extensive taxonomy is good for the sector, and how developing global partnerships is key. “We have a lot to learn from our global partners, who each bring a valuable perspective that will help improve communication, collaboration, and knowledge generation about global philanthropy.”
This month we explore one of six plenaries for WINGSForum—women in philanthropy. We look at regional cross border trade, philanthropy during national transitions, and the impact of women’s rights movements, along with new articles from Barbara Ibrahim, Ruth Jones, and CAF’s Adam Pickering. We also take a special look at gender and agency in Africa…
What does the current human rights funding landscape look like in Brazil, and what trends does it imply for Latin America? What lessons does Brazil offer as a representative of emerging powers around the world, and how do these lessons impact human rights advocacy globally?
The International Human Rights Funders Group and the Foundation Center have launched the first-ever effort to track the evolving state of global human rights funding and to create a set of powerful, interactive data and research tools to help rights funders and advocates increase their effectiveness. The partnership has released two tools grantmakers can use to analyse funding streams, inform their strategic planning, identify potential grantees, and more.
A partnership between the Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) has produced the first data-driven portrait of how foundations are advancing human rights around the world. According to new research released today by the two organizations, over 12,000 human rights grants supported more than 6,800 organizations worldwide, amounting to $1.2 billion in 2010. Advancing Human Rights: The State of Global Foundation Grantmaking confirms that human rights philanthropy is a global phenomenon: the 703 funders included in the analysis represent 29 countries across seven major world regions.
Ariadne and the International Human Rights Funders Group invite grantmakers to participate in a peer-to-peer telebriefing to hear eyewitness accounts of recent developments in the MENA region and to discuss how they might affect funding.