Q: What types of funding does the Foundation provide?
A: The Foundation provides annual grants focused on supporting human rights organizations having special projects and programs creating meaningful results for those entities. The Foundation does not provide general operating support.
Q: How do I submit a grant proposal?
A: The Foundation is not accepting or considering any unsolicited letters of inquiry. Only those organizations which currently receive funding and those invited to apply may submit a full proposal.
Q: How much funding is available?
A: Grant amounts may vary depending on a broad set of factors.
Q: What does the Foundation not support?
A: We do not support capital projects, equipment purchases, and endowment funds.
Q: Must grantee organizations be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations?
Q: Are Foundation grants limited to the U.S.?
A: Grantee organizations should have a U.S. base or presence in the U.S. though they may have operations globally.
Q: What does the Foundation look for when making grants?
A: Organizations requesting grants should have the financial and administrative capacity to achieve the goals of the proposal. Such organizations must be led by an effective full-time, part-time, or volunteer staff and have a high-functioning board.
Q: Generally, why would the Foundation decline a grant proposal?
A: Applying for funding is a competitive process. Due to limited resources, the Foundation looks for projects and programs having the most potential for positive change and results.
Q: What information needs to be submitted for a grant proposal?
A: Organizations invited to submit a proposal will be provided an application which details all required information.
Q: Who will review my proposal?
A: The Foundation President.
Q: Does the application process usually require a site visit?
A: Typically, yes. On occasion, such visits may be completed by phone.
Q: Will quarterly reports on the progress of the project be required?
A: Generally, yes. Written reports should be submitted to the Foundation at the close of each quarter. Some small grants may not have to submit quarterly reports.