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History

The Human Rights Funders Network was founded in 1994 by a small group of human rights grantmakers who wanted to share their strategies and what they were learning, discuss field-wide trends, and collaborate. Since then, our community has grown into a global network of almost 450 institutions across 70 countries committed to advancing human rights through effective philanthropy. Our membership includes more than 1,800 staff, consultants, and trustees of private, corporate, and public foundations such as Global South human rights, environmental and women’s funds, and international funders affinity groups.

We are a global human rights, advocacy and open philanthropy network

Human Rights Funders Network

Our mission

The Human Rights Funders Network was founded in 1994 by a small group of human rights grantmakers who wanted to share their strategies and what they were learning, discuss field-wide trends, and collaborate. Since then, our community has grown into a global network of almost 450 institutions across 70 countries committed to advancing human rights through effective philanthropy. Our membership includes more than 1,800 staff, consultants, and trustees of private, corporate, and public foundations such as Global South human rights, environmental and women’s funds, and international funders affinity groups.

Our vision

The Human Rights Funders Network was founded in 1994 by a small group of human rights grantmakers who wanted to share their strategies and what they were learning, discuss field-wide trends, and collaborate. Since then, our community has grown into a global network of almost 450 institutions across 70 countries committed to advancing human rights through effective philanthropy. Our membership includes more than 1,800 staff, consultants, and trustees of private, corporate, and public foundations such as Global South human rights, environmental and women’s funds, and international funders affinity groups.

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