The Fund for Global Human Rights embraces and practices the core values of accountability and transparency. Every action we take is for the benefit of our activists we fund and their communities.
The Fund also prides itself on its efficient use of your donations:
81 percent of our spending is program-focused.
We are grateful to our friends and supporters who share our vision of a world where all people live with dignity and have the power to secure their rights to equality and justice.
The Fund is a UK registered charity (Charity Number 1151043 and Company Number 08357053) and a U.S. 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organisation (Federal Tax ID 75-3029336).
How We Ensure Funds Are Used Wisely
The Fund is committed to ensuring that our investments are used effectively. Before an organisation receives a grant from the Fund, it undergoes a stringent review of its financial health, capacity, and community reputation. Current grantees are reviewed twice a year for these measures, as well as for progress towards strategic goals. If any concern about the misuse of funds, safeguarding incident, or potential corruption arises, we promptly investigate.
All funded groups must meet the requirements of a charitable organisation, as defined by United States and United Kingdom law. (The Fund currently does not hold open calls for proposals.)
How We Manage Risk
Human rights work, with its fundamental aim of shifting power structures, naturally incurs risk. Our financial commitments and risk tolerance are regularly reviewed by our Global Board of Directors and UK Board of Trustees. This includes a risk register managed by the Board, our UK Trustees, and staff leadership that measures legal, digital, and security factors, as well as efforts to mitigate them. Fund staff also talk openly with grantees about their risk tolerance and what kinds of measures they are taking to ensure security for themselves and their communities.