EIN 13-2875808

Human Rights Watch

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Human Rights Watch ("hrw") defends the Rights of people worldwide. We scrupulously investigate abuses, expose the facts widely, and pressure those with power to respect Rights and secure justice.
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Program areas at Human Rights Watch

Africa division of Human Rights Watch, Inc. Monitors and promotes Human Rights in sub saharan africa. Human Rights Watch sends investigative missions to collect information and reports its findings to the public.
Middle east & north africa - for more than two decades, Human Rights Watch has worked to expose and curb a wide range of Human Rights violations in the middle east and north africa. With a staff of more than 30 people, we report on 17 countries in the region from our local offices in tunisia, lebanon, israel, jordan, as well as from our other international offices.
Asia division of Human Rights Watch, Inc. Monitors and promotes Human Rights in asian countries from afghanistan to the east. Human Rights Watch sends investigative missions to collect information and reports its findings to the public.
Europe and central asia
Children's Rights
Women's Rights
United states
Disability Rights
Lgbt's Rights
Other programs

Who funds Human Rights Watch

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$7,147,043
Matan B'seter FoundationOperating Support and Program Support$5,475,000
The Schmidt Family Foundation (TSFF)Supporting Human Rights Defenders in Africa, Strengthening Core Infrastructure, Evolving Digital Communications and Outreach Strategy$3,035,000
...and 228 more grants received totalling $31,069,885

Personnel at Human Rights Watch

MacArena SaezDeputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Mei FongChief Communications Officer
Philippe BolopionChief of Staff / Deputy Director for Global Advocacy$189,336
Bruno StagnoChief Advocacy Officer / Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy @brunostagno
Valentina RosaChief Development Officer
...and 37 more key personnel

Financials for Human Rights Watch

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$61,724,058
Program services$17,465
Investment income and dividends$2,241,011
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$130,511
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$6,350,785
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$21,268
Total revenues$70,485,098

Form 990s for Human Rights Watch

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-20990View PDF
2019-062020-08-14990View PDF
2018-062019-07-23990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
2016-062017-10-04990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
November 22, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
October 18, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 26 new personnel
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 41 new grant, including a grant for $5,475,000 from Matan B'seter Foundation
January 5, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
October 1, 2021
Received grants
Identified 96 new grant, including a grant for $3,035,000 from The Schmidt Family Foundation (TSFF)
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsHuman rights organizationsCivil rights and social justice organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human rightsForeign affairsInternational developmentWorld peace
Political advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsOperates internationallyNational levelEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
350 Fifth Ave 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(212) 216-1292
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
R60: Civil Liberties Advocacy
NAICS code, primary
813311: Human Rights Organizations
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Central organization
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