Foundation Center - Press Release - Pioneering Research Illuminates Global Human Rights Philanthropy: Pioneering Research Illuminates Global Human Rights Philanthropy
New Report Uncovers Grants Totaling More Than $1.2 Billion
New York, NY — June 20, 2013. 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.