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Chapter 6: Human Rights Education Funders

 

Chapter 6: Human Rights Education Funders

 

The private foundations and international donor agencies listed in this chapter are known for their interest in funding human rights education programmes. This list is certainly not comprehensive. Check other directories of funding agencies, as wells as local embassies for discretionary funds.

 

 

CHARITY KNOW HOW
114/118 Southampton Row
London WC1B 5AA
UNITED KINGDOM
(tel) +44 171 8317798 (fax) +44 171 4041331 (e-mail) ckh@caf.charitynet.org (Web) http://www.charityknowhow.org
contact person: Claire Walters, Director

The Charity Know How supports the redevelopment of the voluntary sector in Central and Eastern Europe and the republics of the former Soviet Union with grants up to 20,000 British pounds.

COUNCIL OF EUROPE - HUMAN RIGHTS DIRECTORATE
BP 431 R6
F-67006 Strasbourg Cedex
FRANCE
(tel) +33 388 412000 (fax) +33 388 412781/82/83 (Web) http://www.coe.int
contact person: Isobelle Jaques, Programme Officer

The Council of Europe funds educational activities, in particular trainings and textbooks, up to 40.000 French francs. Projects in membership states of the Council of Europe are considered.

COUNCIL OF EUROPE - DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORT
BP 431 R6
F-67006 Strasbourg Cedex
FRANCE
(tel) +33 388 412605 (fax) +33 388 412781/85/88 (Web) http://www.coe.int
contact person: see country representative

The Council of Europe funds educational activities, in particular trainings and textbooks, up to 40.000 French francs. Projects in membership states of the Council of Europe are considered.

DANISH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (Danida)
Asiatisk Plads 2
1448 Copenhagen K
DENMARK
(tel) +45 33 920000 (fax) +45 31 540533 (e-mail) info@um.dk (Web) http://www.um.dk
contact person: local Danish embassies

The international development branch of the Danish Foreign Ministry funds NGO projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in particular ones with a focus on good governance, human rights, education and gender. Available funds vary widely.

DANISH PEACE FOUNDATION
Nyhavn 21
1051 Copenhagen K
DENMARK
(tel) +45 33 324417 (fax) +45 33 157130
contact person: Anne Knudsen, Chairman 

The foundation gives a high priority to projects that emphasise peace and disarmament. Requests for grants from grassroots groups, international NGOs and individuals are considered. Grants range from 2,000 to 20,000 Danish Kroner.

DUTCH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Bezuidenhoutseweg 67
P.O. Box 20061
2500 EB The Hague
THE NETHERLANDS
(tel) +31 70 3485214 (fax) +31 70 3485049 (e-mail) minbuza@minbuza.nl (Web) http://www.minbuza.nl
contact person: Teunis Kamper, Head Project Support, or local Dutch embassy.

The Department for Democratisation, Good Governance and Human Rights of the Dutch Foreign Ministry funds a range of projects executed by NGOs in the field of good governance, human rights, education and gender in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR DEVELOPMENT (DG VIII)
Rue de la Loi 200
B-1040 Brussels
BELGIUM
(tel) +32 2 2993243 (fax) +32 2 2992911 (Web) http://europa.eu.int/comm/development/index.htm  
contact person: Francesca Mosca, Head of Unit IV, Coordination of issues relating to the rule of law, fundamental freedoms, democratisation and institutional support

The international development directorate of the European Commission funds a range of projects executed by NGOs in the fields of good governance, human rights, education and gender in Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean (APC countries). Size of grants varies.

EUROPEAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION (ECF)
Jan van Goyenkade 5
1075 EN Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
(tel) +31 20 6760222 (fax) +31 20 6752231 (Web) http://www.eurocult.org
contact person: Veronie Willemars, Project Officer 

The ECF grants up to 30.000 US $ for projects in the fields of culture and education, in particular projects concerned with the status of ethnic and cultural minorities. Geographic focus: Central and Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean.

FINNISH MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS - DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (FINNIDA)
Information Unit
Katajanokanlaituri 4a
FIN-00160 Helsinki
FINLAND
(tel) +358 9 134161 (fax) +358 9 13416375 (Web) http://www.vn.fi/vn/um
contact person: local Finnish embassy

FINNIDA supports projects executed by NGOs in developing countries in health care, various social services, training and education; special attention is paid to the status of women and environmental issues. The main recipients of FINNIDA assistance are Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Tanzania in Africa, Nepal Vietnam in Asia and Nicaragua in Latin America

FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG (FES)
Godesberger Allee 149
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
(tel) +49 2288830 (fax) +49 228 883396 (Web) http://www.fes.de  

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation is linked to the German Social Democratic Party and supports public and private institutions in a number of developing countries, in particular political parties, trade unions, cooperative movements and self-help organisations.

FRIEDRICH NAUMANN STIFTUNG
Margarethenhof
Königswinter Strasse 409
D-53639 Königswinter
GERMANY
(tel) +49 2223 701159 (fax) +49 2223 701188 (Web) http://www.fnst.de

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation is linked to the German Liberal Party and provides advice and financial assistance to developing countries, primarily in the areas of civic education, human rights, local politics, small -scale industries and political dialogue.

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (NOVIB)
Mauritskade 9
P.O. Box 30919
2500 GX The Hague
THE NETHERLANDS
(tel) +31 70 3421621 (fax) +31 70 3614461 (e-mail) mbrouwer@novib.nl (Web) http://www.novib.nl
contact person: Marjolein Brouwer, Human Rights and Development Desk

NOVIB supports sustainable development by supporting the efforts of poor people in the South and by championing their cause in the North. It funds projects by NGOs and human rights organisations relating to civil and political rights, economic and social rights, indigenous rights, women’s rights, children’s rights and consumer rights. Application forms can be sent upon request.

NORWEGIAN AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (NORAD)
P.O. Box 8034
N-0030 Oslo
NORWAY
(tel) +47 22 314400 (fax) +47 22 314401 (Web) http://www.odin.dep.no/ud  
NORAD has branch offices in Bangladesh, Botswana, Ethiopia, India, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Gambia and Zimbabwe. 

The international development department (NORAD) of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry supports NGO projects in a number of developing countries.

NORWEGIAN HUMAN RIGHTS FUND (NMRF)
P.O. Box 6890
St. Olavs Plads
N-0130 Oslo
NORWAY
(tel) +47 22 932750 (fax) +47 22 932828 

The NMRF provides assistance to small-scale projects that serve to safeguard and promote human rights at the local level. The Human Rights Fund supports NGOs in developing countries that promote human rights through education, information campaigns, studies or documentation projects or which provide material or moral support to victims of human rights violations.

OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE (OSI)
Oktober 6 utca 12
H-1051 Budapest
HUNGARY
(tel) +36 1 3273100 (fax) +36 1 3273101 (e-mail) martineze@osi.hu (Web) http://www.osi.hu 
contact person: Emily Martinez

Funding priorities are civil society; human rights: legal advocacy, monitoring, refugee rights, education. OSI funds programs of human rights/legal/media organisations in Central and Eastern Europe and in the former Soviet Union.

SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (Sida)
Sveavägen 20
S-10525 Stockholm
SWEDEN
(tel) +46 8 698500 (fax) +46 8 208864 (e-mail) info@sida.se (Web) http://www.sida.se 

The international development agency (Sida) of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides limited support to NGOs in developing countries. Areas of focus are constitutional development, support of general elections, strengthening of general pubic awareness about democratic rights, processes and pluralism, rule of law, strengthening legislation and the judiciary, legal aid, legal education and human rights. Sida supports NGOs in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, India, Cambodia, China, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Bolivia and Central America.

SWEDISH NGO FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Drottninggatan 101
S-11360 Stockholm
SWEDEN
(tel) +46 8 303150 (fax) +46 8 303031 (e-mail) swehr@nn.apc.org
contact person: Stina Karltun, Programme Assistant 

The Foundation for Human Rights supports organisations which defend human rights in the developing world and promotes awareness in Sweden about the significance of human rights. Support is provided primarily to organisations and to seminars, studies and documentation. Applications by NGOs from the South who promote human rights are considered

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION (UNESCO)
Division of Human Rights, Democracy and Peace
1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex
FRANCE
(tel) +33 1 45671690 (fax) +33 1 45683821 (e-mail) l.haxthausen@unesco.org (Web) http://www.unesco.org
contact person: Louise Haxthausen, or contact local UNESCO branch

UNESCO funds various activities in the field of education for peace, democracy and human rights. Size of grants varies.

WESTMINSTER FOUNDATION FOR DEMOCRACY
10 Storey’s Gate
Westminster
London SW1P 3AY
UNITED KINGDOM
(tel) +44 171 9767565 (fax) +44 171 9767464 

The Foundation supports independent organisations that observe elections in emerging democracies, conferences on women’s participation in politics and workshops for trade unions on collective bargaining rights. Geographic focus: Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

 


AGA KHAN FOUNDATION CANADA
350 Albert Street
Suite 1820
Ottawa, Ontario
CANADA K1R 1A4
(tel) +1 613 237 2532 (fax) +1 613 567 2532 (Web) http://www.akfc.ca/
contact person: Nazeer Aziz Ladhani, Chief Executive Officer

The Aga Khan Foundation supports projects and NGOs in Africa and Asia that assist the poor, irrespective of race, religion or political persuasion. Areas of focus include education, primary health care, environmental protection, rural development and the special problems faced by children and women.

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CIDA)
200 Promenade du Portage
Hull
Quebec K1A 0G4
CANADA
(tel) +1 819 994 5676 (fax) +1 819 9974193 (e-mail) info@acdi-cida.gc.ca (Web) http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca
contact person: local Canadian embassy

The international development agency (CIDA) of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports INGOs and NGOs working in the held of good governance, human rights, development, education, health and environment in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

FORD FOUNDATION
320 East 43rd St.
New York, NY 10017
USA
(tel) +1 212 573 4708 (fax) +1 212 687 5769 (e-mail) L.Cox@FordFound.org (Web) http://www.fordfound.org
contact person: Larry Cox, Programme Officer

The Ford Foundation is a private philanthropic institution that aims to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement. Within its Human Rights and Social Justice programme, the Foundation supports impartial and independent organisations that monitor human rights around the world, document violations in a range of countries and distribute their reports to policy makers and the general public. Areas of focus are international human rights standards, respect for the rule of law, the independence of lawyers and judges, free speech, minority rights, land rights, women’s rights and the right to legal services.

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT (ICHRDD)
63, rue de Bresoles
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 1V7
CANADA
(tel) +l 514 2836073 (fax) +1 514 2833792 (e-mail) ichrdd@ichrdd.ca (Web) http://www.ichrdd.ca
contact person: Augie van Biljouw, Advocacy and Education department

ICHRDD promotes the appreciation and practical application of the International Bill of Rights. It encourages the growth and strengthening of NGOs, institutions and programs that focus on the political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights of peoples and individuals. The Centre currently focuses most of its resources in 13 developing countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Burma, Pakistan and Thailand.

W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION
1 Michigan Avenue East
Battle Creek, MI 49017
USA
(tel) +1 616 9681611 (fax) +1 616 9680413 (e-mail) wkkf@sprint.com (Web) http://www.wkkf.org/
contact person: Gail D. McClure, Vice President Communication and Strategic Planning 

The Kellogg Foundation was established "to help people help themselves" through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations. Grants are awarded in the areas of agriculture, higher education, youth development, leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism, comprehensive health care systems, food systems and rural development in North and Latin America, the Caribbean and Southern Africa.

JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION
140 South Dearbon Street
Chicago, IL 60603
USA
(tel.) +l 312 726 8000 (e-mail) info@macfdn.org (Web) http://www.macfdn.org/
contact person: Adele Simmons, President 

The MacArthur Foundation is dedicated to helping groups and individuals improve the human condition. Grants have been awarded to international human rights activist and research organisations, media that explore human rights issues and organisations concerned with women’s reproduction rights and children’s rights.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY (NED)
1101 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-5003
USA
(tel) +1 202 293 9072 (fax) +1 202 223 6042 (e-mail) (Web) http://www.ned.org
contact person: Barbara Haig, Programme Director 

NED aims to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through non-governmental efforts. The Endowment primarily funds projects in the areas of pluralism; democratic governance and political processes; and education, culture and communications. Geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Size of grants ranges from 10,000 to 800,000 US $.

PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS
One Commerce Square
2005 Market St., Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7017
USA
(tel) +1 215 575 9050 (fax) +1 215 575 4939 (e-mail) webmaster@pewtrusts.com (Web) http://www.pewtrusts.com/
contact person: Rebecca W. Rimel, Executive Director

The Pew Charitable Trusts makes grants in the areas of conservation and the environment, culture, education, health and human services, public policy and religion. The Interdisciplinary Fund supports civic engagement, global stewardship, environmental education and projects for refugees and displaced persons.

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF)
3 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
USA
(tel) +1 212 3267000 (fax) +1 212 8887465 (e-mail) jnelson@unicef.org (Web) http://www.unicef.org
contact person: Janet Nelson, Public Affairs Officer

UNICEF funds activities in the areas of child survival and development, nutrition, safe motherhood, basic education, water and environmental sanitation, sustainable development and the environment, urban basic services, childhood disability, women in development, emergency relied and rehabilitation, evaluation and research, and education for development. UNICEF funds organizations that promote and uphold the Convention on the Rights of the Child and that help children in especially difficult circumstances, such as street children, children in armed conflict and working children.

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR WOMEN (UNIFEM)
304 East 45th Street, 15th floor
New York, NY 10017
USA
(tel) +1 212 906-6400 (fax) +1 212 906-6705 (e-mail) unifem@undp.org (Web) http://www.unifem.undp.org 
contact person: Noeleen Heyzer, Director

UNIFEM provides funding to work that promotes the political and economic empowerment of women in developing countries. The regions in which UNIFEM works are: Africa, Asia-Pacific region and Latin America/Caribbean.

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)
320 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20523
USA
(e-mail) info@usaid.gov (Web) http://www.info.usaid.gov 
contact person: local United States embassy or USAID mission

The international development agency (USAID) of the United States government supports a variety of activities in the developing world aimed at improving human rights through strengthening existing legal systems and other democratic institutions. Geographic focus: Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Asia, Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union.

 

 

ASIA FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 193223
San Francisco, CA 94104-3223
USA
(tel) +1 415 9824640 (fax) +1 415 3928863 (Web) http://www.asiafoundation.org  
Branch Office Japan
Kowa No. 32 Bldg.
7th Floor, 2-23 Minarni Azabu 5-chme
Minato-Ku
Tokyo 106
JAPAN
(tel) +81 3 34418291 (fax) +81 3 34423320 

Branch offices in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Fiji, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand. 

The Asia Foundation assists Asian organizations, public and private, in the growth and development of' their societies, to promote Asian regional cooperation and to further Asian-American understanding, cooperation and friendship. The Foundation encourages Asian-Pacific efforts to strengthen institutions concerned with representative government, effective legal system, human rights, market economies and independent and responsible media. It supports NGOs that encourage popular participation in civic life and promote accountability in the public and private sectors. Through its Law and Justice Programme, judicial training and administration are supported.

AUSTRALIAN AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (AusAID)
Public Affairs
62 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA
(tel) +61 6 2064970 (fax) +61 6 2064695 (e-mail) InfoAusAID@ausaid.gov.au (Web) http://www.ausaid.gov.au
contact person: Australian embassies in Apia, Bangkok, Beijing, Colombo, Dhaka, Hanoi, Harare, Honiara, Islamabad, Jakarta, Manila, New Delhi, Nuku'Alofa, Phnom Penh, Port Moresby, Porl Vita, Pretoria, Suva, Tarawa and Vientiane.

The international development agency (AusAID) of the Australian Foreign Ministry funds projects concerning the environment, poverty, the role for women in economic and social life, health and population, good governance, human rights and people’s participation in Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Asia. AusAID supports NGOs that promote the right to education, health, food and adequate living standards.

CHARLES STEWART MOTT FOUNDATION
South Africa Field Office
P.O. Box 32088
Braamfontein, 2017
SOUTH AFRICA
(Web) http://www.wn.apc.org/mott  
contact person: Christa Kuljian, Programme Officer

This US-based Foundation supports the Civil Society Programme, one of the four major programmes in which it organises grant making. The Civil Society Programme is home to most of the Foundation’s international grant making and also includes activities in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and other Republics of the Former Soviet Union, and the United States. In addition, the Mott Foundation reserves a Special Initiatives Programme to support unique opportunities that address emerging civil society issues outside of its priority geographic areas.

 

 

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