Grants for international human rights organizations

74 human rights organizations received at least $346,670 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 203 grants made from 184 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 184 foundations, 94% made just a single grant to human rights orgs, and 1% made grants to four or more human rights orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$346,670
Total grant dollars given to international human rights organizations
203
Number of grants made annually to international human rights organizations
184
Number of grantmakers funding international human rights organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to international human rights organizations

Foundations that support human rights organizations

Out of all grants made to international human rights organizations, 79% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 17% of the dollar-value of grants to human rights orgs. Foundations funding human rights orgs also made grants to refugee organizations, jewish organizations, legal aid societies, food banks, and homeless shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
146
Medium
 
16
Large
 
22
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
4
Private
 
157
Corporate
 
12
Other
 
11

Grants made

Grants made to human rights orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
173
2-3
 
9
4-10
 
2
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting human rights organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to human rights orgsNumber of grants made to human rights orgsMedian grant size
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%6$50
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%4$935
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.0%3$1,000
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%3$200
Jewish Endowment Foundation (JEF)LANational0.2%2$5,000
Rosenberg FoundationCAState0.4%2$3,750
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%2$2,750
Fife Family FoundationCANational0.4%2$300
Shining Light Charitable TrustCANational0.3%2$250
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%2$100

Human rights organizations grantees

International human rights organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 62% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 62% of all human rights orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
203
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$800
$100k-$500k
 
$1,250
$500k-$1M
 
$1,350
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Maryland
 
94
Minnesota
 
24
District of Columbia
 
20
California
 
16
Other
 
49

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Washington DC
 
115
Minneapolis
 
24
New York City
 
13
Los Angeles
 
7
Other
 
44

Top 25 grants made to international human rights organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center$5,000Family LiteracyDollar General Literacy Foundation
Refugees International (RI)$5,000Event SupportThe Blackstone Charitable Foundation
Hias$5,000Border Response ProgramRose Community Foundation
Hias$5,000UnrestrictedAlbert Goodstein Family Foundation
Hias$5,000To Help Rescue People Whose Lives Are in Danger for Who They Are. for A World in Which Refugees Find Welcome, Saftey, and Freedom.The Gelfond Family Foundation
Hias$5,000Unrestricted Grant for Donee's Exempt Purpose.The Nararo Foundation
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees$5,000General SupportRosenberg Foundation
Hias$5,000General Operational SupportJewish Endowment Foundation (JEF)
Hias$5,000General Operational SupportJewish Endowment Foundation (JEF)
Refugees International (RI)$5,000Public CharityChristopher B Galvin Family Foundation
Hias$5,000SupportThe Charles L and Joan M Hirsch Family Foundation
El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center$5,000To Support Ongoing Work Around Family Preparedness Services, Financial Coaching and Case Management, Partner Outreach and Referrals, and Emotional Health ServicesArkansas Community Foundation
Hias$5,000CharityAnna and Nathan Flax Foundation
Alight (ARC)$5,000VariousSchechter Foundation
No Human Trafficking$5,000Support Local ProgramsRotary Fund of Louisville
Hias$5,000Support Refugees RebuildingThe Mann Family Foundation
Hias$5,000General SupportJesse and Joan Kupferberg Family Foundation
Hias$5,000Charitable SupportBrendsel Family Foundation
Project Mercy$5,000General Operating ExpenseJoan L and Robert C Gilkison Family Foundation
Refugees International (RI)$5,000Human ServicesL Brands Foundation
Hias$5,000Helping and Supporting ImmigrantsThe Rhode Island Foundation
American Friends of Libi$5,000Used To Carry Out Charitable PurposesArlene and Daniel Fisher Foundation
Hias$5,000DonationTuran Family Foundation
Hias$5,000Donation To Help Protect Refugees Forced To Flee Their HomelandThe Lempert Family Foundation
Alight (ARC)$5,000Provide Human Wellnes ServicesAyudar Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "International human rights organizations" category for this page is determined by the "Q70: International Human Rights" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.