The Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (Federal Tax ID 75-3029336) and a UK registered charity (Charity Number 1151043 and Company Number 08357053).
All donations are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law.
Financial Year 2020-21
Financial Year 2019-20
How We Ensure Funds Are Used Wisely
The Fund is committed to ensuring that our investments are used effectively. Before an organization 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 toward strategic goals. If any concern about the misuse of funds or potential corruption arises, we promptly investigate.
All funded groups must meet the requirements of a charitable organization, 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. 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.