15 Inspiring Grants for Human Rights and Social Justice

NGOs working for the promotion and protection of human rights and social justice require a continuous flow of funds to ensure the sustainability of their work. Here, we have identified 15 inspiring grants to support organizations in their work to ensure a just and harmonious world.

Open Technology Fund’s Internet Freedom Fund
Applications are open for Internet Freedom Fund, a primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access..[more]

2018 DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor is seeking applications for its “DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement” to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs…[more]

Download our New Resource ‘Simplifying Logframes: A Guide for NGOs on How to Develop a Logical Framework (with Examples)
This guide provides a basic introduction to the Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) and describes a step-by-step process of developing the LFA for any project. You will also see real examples of the LFA, helping you quickly set up your own frameworks and write effective proposals…[more]

Comic Relief’s Power Up: Resourcing Women’s And Girls’ Movements for Change Program
Comic Relief is currently seeking applications for a program entitled “Power Up: Resourcing Women’s And Girls’ Movements for Change” that aims to support a diverse range of women’s rights organisations to fight against systems which perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives…[more]

Filmmakers Without Borders Filmmaking Grants Programme
Filmmakers Without Borders is seeking applications for its Filmmaking Grants which support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange…[more]

2020 Martin Ennals Award: Inviting Human Rights Defenders around the World
The Martin Ennals Award is intended for human rights defenders (HRD) who are defending the rights of others, while at risk. This could include physical danger, repressive legal processes, or other forms of harassment…[more]

Find New Donor Partnerships
fundsforNGOs Premium has thousands of new donors listed in a searchable donor database. You can use filters such as your location and area/s of work to identify and contact them easily…[more]

International Trans Fund
The International Trans Fund (ITF) has launched their third grantmaking cycle. The ITF was created to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and support collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe…[more]

ISDAO’s Grants ($5,000-$20,000) for LGBTQI NGOs
ISDAO, Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (Sankofa Initiative for West Africa) is seeking proposals to fund organizations and networks that are led by lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, and trans people…[more]

Women’s Fund Asia: Seeking Proposals for ‘Leading from the South’ Programme
Women’s Fund Asia (WFA) is accepting proposals for its Leading from the South (LFS), a programme resourced by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the Global South…[more]

Social Justice Fund for Grassroots Organizations
The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is inviting applications for its Social Justice Fund to support grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources…[more]

UN-Habitat’s Small Public Space Implementation Projects
UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme has launched a call for proposals (CFP) to seek partnership in the implementation of innovative public space projects…[more]

Trans-Atlantic Platform 2018 Social Innovation
The Trans-Atlantic Platform has launched its 2018 Social Innovation, which will support international projects that can contribute to increasing their understanding of societal transformations and the role of social innovation…[more]

Sample Proposals
When you sign up for our Premium Service, you get exclusive access to a collection of sample proposals. We also provide online training on how to write effective proposals…[more]

CJRF Grant Program: Promoting Community-led, Rights-based Approaches to Resilience-building (Select Countries)
The Climate Justice Resilience Fund is inviting applications to make grants for community-led, social justice approaches to climate change adaptation and resilience-building…[more]

Movies that Matter: Start-up & Impact Grants Programme
Movies that Matter is offering grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press…[more]

Specific Grant Alerts
fundsforNGOs Premium Members receive specific grant alerts by email based on your location and countries of interest. This unique feature enables you to configure your mail settings find grants most useful to you…[more]

Open Society Foundations Disability Rights Scholarship Program
The Open Society Foundations is seeking applications for its Disability Rights Scholarship Program to provide yearlong awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities…[more]

[email protected] Call for Project Proposals
The NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division has launched a unique [email protected] call for project proposals, with the aim of providing discretionary financial support to community and civil society non-profit organizations for developing and implementing tailor-made communications activities…[more]

  • Mariam ouedraogo says:

    Pour quoi le Mali ne fait pas partir?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Mariam ouedraogo,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. Unfortunately, our services are only available in English and we are only able to respond to queries written in English.

      Good luck!

  • amri initiative says:

    am looking for donors who is able to fund widows project in tanzania

  • Martin Nlonjae Toe says:

    Please, provide me the link to the A.J. Muste Institute Social Justice Project Application Form. My organization, a Liberia CSO,
    is eligible to apply.

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Martin Nlonjae Toe,

      To get the application form of this opportunity, please Copy and Paste this link: bit.ly/2OhpVjW

      Good luck!

  • IOC Women and Sport Awards: Promoting the Advancement of Gender Equality in Sport

    Australia Awards in Indonesia: Seeking Applications for Alumni Grant Scheme

    Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Seeking Applications for SDG Partnership Facility (SDGP)

    Thomas Wall Trust: Grants for UK Registered Charities

    Applications Open for New Zealand Communities Growth Trust Grant Round 2018!

    UNESCO RFPs: Support to Girls’ Right to Education and Safeguarding Cultural Heritage through Education in Pakistan

    Efficiency for Access Coalition: Inviting Applicants for Research & Development (R&D) Fund

    U.S. Mission to Ukraine: Seeking Applications for Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

    U.S. Embassy in Marshall Islands: 2019 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Competition

    U.S. Embassy in Marshall Islands: 2019 U.S. AFCP Small Grants Competition

    Australian Embassy in the Philippines: Seeking Proposals for 2018 Direct Aid Program (DAP)

    Call for Proposals: EcoAction Community Funding Program

    British Council: UK-China BRI Countries Partnership Fund Grants Program

    Strategic Legal Fund: Promoting Rights of Vulnerable Migrant Children and Young People in UK

    Submit Applications for Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants Program!

    Submit Applications for U.S. Mission to Canada Public Affairs Grants Program!

    European Commission: Seeking Applications for ‘Blue Careers’ Program

    European Commission: Call for Proposals for Projects Combating Environmental Crime

    Social Innovation Fund: Seeking Applications for Social Enterprise Development Fund 2019

    UIA Initiative: Providing Resources to Urban Areas throughout Europe

    U.S. Mission to Nigeria: Seeking Applications for Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

    U.S. Mission to Uganda: Seeking Proposals for Community Grants to Combat HIV/AIDS Program

    Action 24 Call for Proposals: Small Grant Facility to Foster Broader Public Participation on Environmental Issues in South Africa

    William T Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence