IHRFG is not a grantmaking organization, nor does it have the capacity to help NGOs strategize or reach out to potential funders. To see a list of member affinity groups with additional resources, please click here.


We have compiled a brief list of resources that grantseekers may find helpful:

Advancing Human Rights: The State of Global Foundation Grantmaking
Produced by the International Human Rights Funders Group and the Foundation Center, this interactive website enables users to explore human rights funding by issues, geographic regions, and populations supported and details total funding, top funders, and sample grants for numerous rights areas. The site also includes our latest analysis of the state of global human rights grantmaking.

Directory of Emergency and Rapid Response Grants 2015
A resource document of funders who make emergency and rapid response grants, primarily for human rights defenders. IHRFG's Human Rights Defenders Working Group compiled this guide.

Project Streamline
A collaborative effort of grantmaking and grantseeking organizations working to improve grant application and reporting practices.

Toolkit: Writing a Funding Proposal (Word) or (PDF)
A toolkit to assist grantseekers with the basics of preparing a funding proposal.

Network for Good
This website offers various fundraising resources including how-tos, online and email fundraising and free web-based workshops.

GrantSpace from the Foundation Center
This website provides free access to a comprehensive set of information and resources available to anyone seeking grants on behalf of nonprofit organizations.

PubHub: Sharing Knowledge to Build a Better World
The Foundation Center's online catalog of annotated links to 6,255 research reports, case studies, issue briefs, literature reviews, and annual reports published or funded by U.S. foundations.

European Foundation Centre
This website provides a list of potential donors and other information, including specific advice for grant-seekers.

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Science and Human Rights Program
The online thesaurus assists readers to explore economic, social, and cultural rights, related concepts, issues, and potential violations of these rights.

ESCR-Net- International Network on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
A global coalition of organizations and activists dedicated to advancing economic, social, and cultural rights. It contains four interactive, searchable databases of organizations and individuals; projects an activities; regional and domestic case law; and events.

Alliance Magazine
Alliance is the leading magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide. It provides news and analysis of what’s happening in these sectors across the world. It also acts as a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners. As well as news and conference reports, articles, book reviews and opinion columns, each issue has a special in-depth feature on some key aspect of philanthropy and social investment, with contributors from around the world and expert guest editors.

Foundation Grants for Individuals Online
Foundation Grants for Individuals Online provides detailed descriptions of thousands of foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. There is a small fee for a one-month subscription.