Searching for Human Rights Donors? Here is a Massive List

As NGOs increase their efforts to address human rights violations, access to sustained funding still remains a challenge. With few donors available, the impact of their work can get reduced to a great extent. In order to assist organizations in finding new donors, we have developed this list of 50 international funders providing grants for human rights projects around the world. If you are a FundsforNGOs Premium Member, you can access ore than 500 such donors listed in our donor database. Besides, as a Premium Member, you can also instantly download this resource guide in PDF version. Not a Premium Member? Click here to Sign up! Not interested? Continue reading…

ABILIS Foundation

ABILIS Foundation gives small grants ranging from 500 to 10,000 Euros to projects initiated by disabled persons in developing countries, mainly with funds granted by Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Foundation gives priority to projects which promote the Human Rights of persons with disabilities and/or improve the position of disabled women.

Thematic Areas

  1. Human Rights
  2. Children
  3. Disability
  4. Women & Gender
  5. Livelihood

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should live in a country which the United Nations and the OECD have defined as qualifying for Official Development Assistance.
  • Applicants must bear a certificate of registration in one of the eligible countries listed below.
  • Preference is give to projects with involvement and active role of persons with disabilities in developing the project and in committing their own resources to the project (including time).
  • The project must be realistic in its scope and expected results.
  • The application must show how the project will continue to benefit the community once the project’s funding term has been completed.
  • A minimum of 10 % of the project budget should be a contribution of time, money or other resources from the applicant group.

Focus Countries

Afghanistan,  Albania,  Algeria,  Angola,  Anguilla,  Antigua And Barbuda,  Argentina,  Armenia,  Aruba,  Azerbaijan,  Bahamas,  Bahrain,  Bangladesh,  Barbados,  Belarus,  Belize,  Benin,  Bermuda,  Bhutan,  Bolivia,  Bosnia And Herzegovina,  Botswana,  Brazil,  Brunei,  Burkina Faso,  Burma(Myanmar),  Burundi,  Cambodia,  Cameroon,  Cape Verde,  Central African Republic,  Chad,  Chile,  China,  Colombia,  Comoros,  Congo (Brazzaville),  Congo DR,  Cook Islands,  Costa Rica,  Cote DIvoire (Ivory Coast),  Croatia,  Cuba,  Cyprus,  Czech Republic,  Djibouti,  Dominica,  Dominican Republic,  East Timor (Timor-Leste),  Ecuador,  El Salvador,  Equatorial Guinea,  Ethiopia,  Falkland Islands (Malvinas),  Fiji,  French Polynesia,  Gabon,  Gambia,  Georgia,  Ghana,  Gibraltar,  Grenada,  Guatemala,  Guinea,  Guinea-Bissau,  Guyana,  Haiti,  Honduras,  India,  Indonesia,  Iran,  Iraq,  Jamaica,  Jordan,  Kenya,  Kiribati,  Kuwait,  Kyrgyzstan,  Lebanon,  Lesotho,  Liberia,  Libya,  Macau,  Macedonia,  Madagascar,  Malawi,  Malaysia,  Maldives,  Mali,  Malta,  Marshall Islands,  Mauritania,  Mauritius,  Mayotte,  Mexico,  Micronesia, Federated States Of,  Moldova, Republic Of,  Mongolia,  Montserrat,  Morocco,  Mozambique,  Namibia,  Nauru,  Nepal,  Netherlands Antilles,  New Caledonia,  Nicaragua,  Niger,  Nigeria,  Niue,  Oman,  Pakistan,  Palau,  Palestinian Territories,  Panama,  Papua New Guinea,  Paraguay,  Peru,  Philippines,  Poland,  Qatar,  Rwanda,  Saudi Arabia,  Senegal,  Serbia And Montenegro,  Seychelles,  Sierra Leone,  Singapore,  Solomon Islands,  Somalia,  South Africa,  Sri Lanka,  Sudan,  Suriname,  Swaziland,  Syria,  Tajikistan,  Tanzania,  Togo,  Tokelau,  Tonga,  Trinidad And Tobago,  Tunisia,  Turkey,  Turkmenistan,  Turks And Caicos Islands,  Tuvalu,  Uganda,  Ukraine,  United Kingdom,  Uruguay,  Uzbekistan,  Vanuatu,  Venezuela,  Viet Nam,  Zambia,  Zimbabwe.

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  1. Samuel Owusu says:

    Our organization is into access to justice by indigent arrested persons by providing legal assistance to them.
    Operating of legal aid clinic.
    And going on the local radio stations to educate the public on human rights issues.
    How and where can we asses assistance

  2. kighoma steven muhindo says:

    Hello we are asking for your support and founds we are in Africa uganda and we hlep offer feer counselling to victims of sexual violence or Rape as male and female thanks 4 your support

    Yes I am making the world know about this it’s killing as in silence we need to break the culture of silence against sexual violence most in men and boys as it’s on women and girls we men to have a right to be protected we are the heads of the family and if we keep in troma it brings domestic violence so to Stop this we need join hands and spike up and get supported by the laws, medications, insulations and more so that we can rebuild our communitie’s come together to support male surviver or victims of sexual violence

  3. how are you sir/madam.our society is working with the street children and orphans.we kindly need assistance to continue looking after them.yunuswaboga chairman yunud foundtion

  4. Denis odeba says:

    Dear Rashmi Kanti
    Greetings from Uganda. I saw the advert for Big lottery fund’s international call for concept note. Where do I get the application form being refereed to?
    Urgent please

  5. Ojuku james peter says:

    i appreciate all initiatives and efforts put forth by NGOs to help the poor,However,our communities in some parts Uganda have never tasted this NECTAR.What should I do to enable schools,saccos,cbos churches associationsorphans widows HIV victims etc reach your attention and assistance?

  6. Our organisation is working for orphans and women.Kindly guide us to get assistance to continue our service

  7. I am Isaac, Graduate of University of Cape Coast, Ghana, a teacher by profession. At a tender age my parent died ( my daddy died when I was 13yrs, and my mom died of AIDS 14 years ago. During my High school education I developed the passion to do something to help the youth in the rural communities who are orphans and in needs to have some kind of quality education, and in I.C.T Training, given them financial assistance and also take this advantage to create HIV/AIDS( awareness on the causes, effects and preventions.

    now am having this challenges
    Lack of funds
    Lack of Teaching and Learning materials e.g. computers and its accessories
    PhanCare Office is about to closed down

    help us raise funds.

  8. Anantha says:

    We are NGO and we are helping for children, women and disabled poor people for social and economically, development. please help me which is present giving some few funding organizations.



  9. congratulated you for your will to show us the way that we can follow in order to get fund. Thanks Bella.

  10. To offer shelter, health care, education and a caring, nurturing environment to pregnant, adolescent girls and their new born infants so that they can return to their communities as healthy, educated, empowered, independent and self-sufficient individuals

  11. Are there a deadline about ABILIS Foundation grant ?

    • Rashmi Kanti says:

      Hello Bella,
      Applications for ABILIS foundation grants are accepted throughout the year. There is no deadline.

      • Thank you so much for the work of charity you do to all groups of people world wide .My name is Charles Ndawula am a journalist by profession and i have worked in this field for the last 20years practicing in both print and electronic media ,i have done a number of programmes on different topics including the rights of children and disability among others.
        Currently i work with caritas Kampala as media officer,am developing a media awareness
        campaign programme to sensitize the public on the rights of the vulnerable children ,disabled and mothers/women in society to promote a culture of living together.

  12. Sir/Madam

    Our society is working for orphans,old-age person,PH, etc.Kindly guide us to get assistance to continue our service.

    With regards.

    Muralidhar Sethi
    General Secretary,AANSHU.

  13. this is my second time request to FUNDS FOR NGOs. I would like to subscribe in your listing and downloading of funding agencies. but i dont have a credit card thats why im requesting to pay over-the-counter by bank, managers check, of money courier like Western Union. Please advice.

    more power


  14. As we work with orphans and OVC by promoting, protecting and defending their rights, I wonder If we can submit to you a proposal to support the above given constituency. Thanks and best regards

    Innocent Ntagara

    • Hi Ntagara,

      We are not a funding organization and do not accept proposals. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      Thank you!

      • jyothshna says:

        hi this is jyothshna we are having research organisation in nepal we need some funds to improve our research activites in near feature any body is there helping for research company i will send you my company profile then thak you