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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Human Rights Watch in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 180 35,000 278,731 0 3,500 5,000 10,000 25,000 35,000 65,000 125,000 200,000 600,000 5,000,000
5 50 30,028 0 0 0 40 40 50 50 50 50 150,000 150,000
International Human Rights 106 10,000 28,055 2,000 3,000 5,000 5,000 5,500 10,000 25,000 25,000 35,000 65,000 150,000
Disarmament 5 50,000 57,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
FIXME 51 400,000 882,962 40,000 50,000 150,000 173,000 225,000 400,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 2,900,000 5,000,000
Population 3 50,000 55,333 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 66,000 66,000 66,000 66,000
Special Projects 5 100,000 123,120 75,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 140,600 140,600 200,000 200,000
Criminal justice reform 3 200,000 183,333 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Conflict Resolution 2 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Human Rights Watch

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1989 1988 1987
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 32,858,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,800,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,675,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 3,800,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 3,750,000.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 3,560,000.00 225,000.00 5,173,000.00 2,250,000.00 225,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,500,000.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 12,173,080.00 200,000.00 190,000.00 1,400,000.00 1,710,000.00 1,500,000.00 2,200,000.00 2,558,080.00 150,000.00 1,050,000.00 445,000.00 50,000.00 680,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 3,258,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 75,000.00 125,000.00 175,000.00 178,500.00 167,500.00 170,000.00 203,300.00 241,925.00 267,000.00 188,000.00 213,075.00 132,500.00 138,500.00 145,000.00 165,000.00 160,000.00 163,000.00 62,000.00 35,000.00 193,500.00 10,000.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 1,181,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 140,600.00 0.00 0.00 166,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Welfare Foundation (filter this donee) 550,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William E. Simon Foundation (filter this donee) 140.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 90.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sandler Foundation (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 50,171,620.00 200,000.00 440,000.00 1,400,000.00 3,160,000.00 1,600,000.00 2,200,000.00 4,558,080.00 150,000.00 1,050,000.00 4,310,600.00 125,000.00 1,055,000.00 4,181,000.00 428,500.00 167,590.00 4,120,000.00 303,350.00 916,925.00 3,827,000.00 413,000.00 5,386,075.00 2,382,500.00 363,500.00 1,645,000.00 165,000.00 1,660,000.00 163,000.00 62,000.00 35,000.00 3,693,500.00 10,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (2 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
The Sandler Way: Where Big Philanthropy Meets the Art of Common Sense2015-01-27David Callahan Inside PhilanthropySandler Foundation American Civil Liberties Union ProPublica Center for Responsible Lending American Asthma Foundation University of California, San Francisco Center for American Progress Human Rights Watch Stanford University Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Third-party coverage of donor strategyThe Inside Philanthropy article discusses the giving strategy of the Sandler Foundation, backed by the wealth of Herb and Marion Sandler that they made by growing and then selling the Golden West Financial Corporation. The article identifies a few key principles of the foundation's giving: (1) focus money where it can make a big difference (in many cases, this leads to the creation of new nonprofits), (2) look for leverage points (i.e., look for cases where spending some money can lead to more resoures from others being allocated and greater long-term results), (3) obsess over due diligence, (4) back great leaders, (5) provide long term general support (in contrast to support tied to a specific program area)
Self-Made Philanthropists2008-03-09Joe Nocera New York TimesSandler Foundation Human Rights Watch American Civil Liberties Union Acorn Center for Responsible Lending Center for American Progress ProPublica University of California, San Francisco Third-party coverage of donor strategyThe New York Times Magazine article discusses the giving of couple Herb and Marion Sandler, who made a fortune off of Golden West Financial Corporation, a savings and loan operation in California. The couple began their giving in the 1980s, first as individual donors and then through the Sandler Foundation which they created. Key distinguishing features of the foundation, as highlighted in the article include: a "philanthrocapitalist" approach that relies on extensive vetting of nonprofits before making long, multi-year commitments to them, financing the creation of new nonprofits if necessary, and close engagement with grantees

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (180 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 180)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sandler Foundation----2019--https://www.sandlerfoundation.org/grants/--
Ford Foundation200,000.00342018-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Tie-off core support for the Women's Rights Division for programming to combat violence against women and uphold women’s economic and social rights in countries like Afghanistan, Brazil, Burma, Tanzania and the United States. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177417###Female@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation190,000.00392017-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To examine and change policies that lead to disproportionate impact of sexual and reproductive rights restrictions and HIV on communities of color in the U.S. South focusing on unjust criminalization. Affected regions: 934###South###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Public Welfare Foundation250,000.00282017Criminal justice reform/youth justicehttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. Support for research and advocacy to reduce the number of youth tried as adults and reduce youth incarceration in California. . Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
Ford Foundation1,000,000.00162016-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to protect the human rights of people around the world. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation400,000.00232016-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Women's Rights Division to protect and promote women's human rights worldwide. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177417###Female@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation150,000.00422015-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To examine and change policies and practices that lead to the disproportionate impact of HIV in the U.S. South with a focus on criminalization and incarceration of marginalized communities. Affected regions: 934###South###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177418###Male@@@9177923###Transgender / Gender Non-Binary@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation1,500,000.0092015-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to protect the human rights of people around the world and final core support for the U.S. Program to effectively address human rights abuses. Affected regions: 1045###United States###67@@@1110###Worldwide###33; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Public Welfare Foundation200,000.00342015Criminal justice reform/youth justicehttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. Support for research and advocacy to reduce the number of youth tried as adults in California. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
MacArthur Foundation1,250,000.00122015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation60,000.00742015-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To continue monitoring violence against Afro-Colombian and other vulnerable communities in Buenaventura and Tumaco in the Chocó Department of Colombia’s Pacific region. Affected regions: 231###Colombia###100; @@@9177416###Indigenous@@@9177888###Black or African American; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation50,000.00762014-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To continue monitoring and reporting on violence in Buenaventura. Affected regions: 231###Colombia###100; @@@9177888###Black or African American; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation1,050,000.00132014-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To increase the U.S. Program's capacity to effectively address human rights abuses, with a focus on immigration and criminal justice reform. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation400,000.00232014-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Women's Rights Division to protect and promote women's human rights worldwide. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177417###Female@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Public Welfare Foundation100,000.00572014Criminal justice reform/youth justicehttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. Support for research on youth tried as adults and work to advance juvenile justice reform in California. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
Ford Foundation1,000,000.00162013-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to protect the human rights of people around the world. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation150,000.00422013-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To examine the disproportionate impact of HIV among marginalized communities in the U.S. South. Affected regions: 934###South###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177418###Male@@@9177923###Transgender / Gender Non-Binary@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation1,050,000.00132013-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To increase the U.S. Program's capacity to effectively address human rights abuses, with a focus on immigration and criminal justice reform. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00572012-07-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/human-rights-watch-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00572012-07-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/human-rights-watch-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Ford Foundation500,000.00202012-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support to engage with policy makers, the media and key civil society partners in emerging Southern powers and enlist them in the global promotion of human rights. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation408,080.00222012-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research and advocacy on human rights in Southern Africa, with a focus on South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and to engage and collaborate with its counterparts in the region. Affected regions: 658###Mozambique###30@@@935###South Africa###30@@@954###Southern Africa###10@@@1132###Zimbabwe###30; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation400,000.00232012-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Women's Rights Division to protect and promote women's human rights worldwide. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177417###Female@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation1,050,000.00132012-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To increase the U.S. Program's capacity to effectively address human rights abuses, with a focus on immigration and criminal justice reform. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation50,000.00762012-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research, reports, a social media campaign and advocacy to support freedom of religion in Indonesia. Affected regions: 199###Central Java###15@@@293###East Java###15@@@460###Jakarta###10@@@520###Kupang###15@@@784###Pekanbaru###15@@@1091###West Java###15@@@1095###West Nusa Tenggara###15; @@@; Indonesia; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation1,800,000.0082012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation150,000.00422012-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To investigate and document threats to leaders of internally displaced populations througout Colombia and abuses by paramilitary successor groups against Afro-Colombian communities. Affected regions: 231###Colombia###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177416###Indigenous@@@9177888###Black or African American; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation150,000.00422011-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To examine the disproportionate impact of HIV among marginalized communities in the southern United States. Affected regions: 934###South###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177418###Male@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation400,000.00232010-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research and advocacy to encourage the international financial institutions to comprehensively integrate human rights into all of their operations and projects. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation500,000.00202010-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the United States campaign to restore due process protections for immigrants and publicize the impact of current U.S. immigratoin policies. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177417###Female@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation150,000.00422010-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research, reports and advocacy on human rights in the Andean Region. Affected regions: 936###South America###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177416###Indigenous@@@9177449###FOR-Foreign born@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation140,600.00542009-12-31Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/human-rights-watch-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
John Merck Fund25,000.001002009-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To press the Obama Administration to put an end to counterterrorism-related abuses, ensuring that the military detention center at Guantnamo Bay is closed responsibly, shutting down military commissions, ending renditions to other countries that practice torture, and seeking accountability for torture and other violations.
Ford Foundation400,000.00232009-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final support for the Health and Human Rights program to advance the protection of those most at risk and defend those who suffer from discrimination and violence related to HIV/AIDS. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund25,000.001002009-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist threatened human rights advocates around the world.
Ford Foundation45,000.00872009-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research and a report on the re-emergence of Colombian paramilitaries and its impact on human rights. Affected regions: 231###Colombia###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation175,000.00402009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To study government efforts to restrain civil society and free expression in Russia. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation3,500,000.0032009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations and special research and advocacy initiatives on International Justice (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund50,000.00762008-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To press the Obama Administration to put an end to counterterrorism-related abuses, specifically indefinite detention of Guantnamo detainees, rendition of individuals to countries that torture, and accountability for those responsible for abuses committed in the “war on terror.”.
Ford Foundation50,000.00762008-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To monitor the trial of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, analyze the evidence & legal arguments & undertake media outreach to counter disinformation intended to undermine the prosecution. Affected regions: 790###Peru###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund25,000.001002008-02International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist threatened human rights advocates around the world.
John Merck Fund100,000.00572007-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To expose and curb human rights violations in Latin America and the United States.
Ford Foundation600,000.00182007-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the HIV/AIDS programs to advance the protection of those most at risk and defend those who suffer from discrimination and violence related to HIV/AIDS. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund25,000.001002007-04International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist threatened human rights activists around the world.
Ford Foundation80,000.00622007-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To monitor and document the current state of Colombia's paramilitary demobilization process. Affected regions: 231###Colombia###100; @@@; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00282007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of work on cluster munitions. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Hewlett Foundation66,000.00662006-12-08Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/human-rights-watch-for-producing-and-disseminating-a-report-assessing-transparency-and-accountability-practices-of-mexicos-national-commission-of-human-rights/-- For Producing And Disseminating A Report Assessing Transparency And Accountability Practices Of Mexico's National Commission Of Human Rights.
John Merck Fund150,000.00422006-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To document and prevent human rights abuses in Latin America and the US.
Ford Foundation40,000.00892006-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To research and produce an in-depth report on the performance of Mexico's National Commission of Human Rights. Affected regions: 625###Mexico###100; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.00762006-02-27Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/human-rights-watch-for-a-report-on-transparency-and-access-to-information-in-mexico/-- For A Report On Transparency And Access To Information In Mexico.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.00762006-02-27Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/human-rights-watch-for-a-report-on-transparency-and-access-to-information-in-mexico/-- For A Report On Transparency And Access To Information In Mexico.
John Merck Fund25,000.001002006-02International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency assistance to human rights activists around the world.
MacArthur Foundation3,800,000.0022006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For general support and special research and advocacy initiatives on Nigeria and the International Criminal Court (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund8,000.001292005-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency travel, living, accompaniment and other expenses for five Uzbek human rights advocates who have suffered torture or threats by the government.
John Merck Fund150,000.00422005-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To defend human rights through in-depth research and advocacy with local, national and international government policymakers, nongovernmental organizations and the media.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00342005-10-17Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/human-rights-watch-for-general-support-0/-- For General Support.
John Merck Fund6,500.001312005-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency support for threatened human rights advocates in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
John Merck Fund3,000.001642005-08International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable endangered Liberian human rights activist Bush Williams to seek refuge in South Africa.
John Merck Fund3,000.001642005-07International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Chinese political dissident and democracy activist Wang Wanxing, who was falsely labeled mentally ill and incarcerated for thirteen years, to seek refuge with his family in Germany.
John Merck Fund3,000.001642005-07International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable endangered journalist and human rights advocate Omid Memarian to flee Iran and seek temporary refuge in Istanbul, Turkey.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362005-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable threatened Colombian human rights defender and journalist Hollman Morris and his family to temporarily seek refuge in the US.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00762005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For the creation and dissemination of a video, DVD, and still photographs to document and publicize the human rights crisis in northern Uganda. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund150,000.00422004-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To defend human rights through in-depth research and advocacy with local, national and international government policymakers, nongovernmental organizations and the media.
John Merck Fund4,500.001592004-08International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist threatened Uzbek human rights defender and journalist Ruslan Sharipov with living expenses in Russia while he seeks asylum in the United States.
John Merck Fund10,000.001212004-07International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To evacuate Florien Ukizemwabo and Aloys Habimana, two human rights advocates from Rwanda, to protect them from arrest and attack by the government.
John Merck Fund3,000.001642004-03International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable an injured Russian human rights advocate to receive medical treatment.
William E. Simon Foundation40.001792004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/william-e-simon-foundation/--
William E. Simon Foundation50.001772004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/william-e-simon-foundation/--
John Merck Fund150,000.00422003-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights around the world by researching and advocating on behalf of victims of human rights violations.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362003-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To allow Habib Rahiab, an endangered human rights advocate in Afghanistan, to flee the country and seek temporary refuge elsewhere.
John Merck Fund10,000.001212003-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable human rights defenders to flee the Indonesian military major offensive in Aceh for other parts of Indonesia or other countries.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362003-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Maitre Honore Musoko, the director of Congolese human rights organization Justice Plus, to resettle temporarily in Kampala during the crisis in Ituri.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00342003-04-14Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/human-rights-watch-for-general-support/-- For General Support.
MacArthur Foundation3,500,000.0032003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations and special initiatives (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00282003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To monitor the human rights impacts of the war in Iraq. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund150,000.00422002-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights throughout the world by documenting, publicizing and redressing human rights violations.
John Merck Fund3,500.001632002-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency living support to Indonesian human rights advocate Albert Rumbekwan, who is fleeing serious threats by seeking refuge in Australia.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362002-10International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency living support for Chechen human rights monitor Satsita Muradova, who is fleeing danger in Russia and seeking political asylum in the United States.
John Merck Fund4,300.001602002-10International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency living expenses for threatened Saudi human rights advocate seeking political asylum in the US.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362002-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency travel support and legal advice to a human rights advocate from Saudi Arabia who is under threat and considering applying for political asylum in the US.
John Merck Fund12,000.001192002-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency support for Indonesian human rights advocate Thamrin Ely, to escape death threats and seek refuge in the United States.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362002-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency support to two Congolese human rights advocates Golden Misabiko, who seeks resettlement due to threats to his life, and Hangi bin Talent, who was forced to flee to Uganda to save his life.
John Merck Fund6,000.001322002-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency support for Colombian human rights advocate Monica Gaitan, who was forced to flee with her family to the United States for safety.
John Merck Fund12,500.001182002-04International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency legal defense for a Syrian human rights activist who is facing harassment libel charges in France.
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00572002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support work with the International Criminal Court. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
William E. Simon Foundation50.001772002--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/william-e-simon-foundation/--
John Merck Fund125,000.00552001-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To document, publicize and redress human rights violations in Latin America.
John Merck Fund2,000.001732001-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Indonesian human rights advocate John Rumbiak to stay in the United States to ensure his safety before returning.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362001-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide assistance with living expenses and medical care for Ismail Adylov, a human rights activist from Uzbekistan suffering from the effects of torture experienced during two years in prison.
Hewlett Foundation75,000.00632001-10-01Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/human-rights-watch-for-a-program-to-address-hate-crimes-against-arab-americans-and-other-minority-groups/-- For A Program To Address Hate Crimes Against Arab-Americans And Other Minority Groups.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362001-10International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable three Congolese human rights advocates to seek refuge from danger to their lives.
John Merck Fund2,000.001732001-08International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency assistance to threatened Acehnese human rights advocates to seek temporary refuge in the United States.
John Merck Fund75,000.00632001-07Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote a comprehensive ban on the use, production, stockpiling and trade in antipersonnel landmines.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362001-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency assistance to Acehnese human rights advocate Aguswandi, who is seeking temporary refuge from death threats in London.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362001-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide continued support to Acehnese human rights activist Nazaruddin Abdul Gani, to enable him to stay in New York to avoid extreme danger if he returned to Indonesia.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00342001-04-30Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/human-rights-watch-for-general-support-1/-- For General Support.
John Merck Fund3,625.001622001-03International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency support to Acehnese human rights advocate Otto Syamsuddin, to allow him to flee danger in Indonesia and seek temporary refuge in United States.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362001-03International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency support to Chadian human rights lawyer Jacqueline Moudeina, who was injured by a grenade aimed at her by members of the Chadian policy whom she was prosecuting for torture. The grant will cover travel to France and medical expenses.
John Merck Fund4,300.001602001-03International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency assistance to Congolese human rights activist Golden Misabiko Baholelwa, who is being detained and tortured by the government’s National Intelligence Agency. This grant will enable Mr. Baholelwa’s wife to travel to Kinshasa to advocate for his release, provide support their children while she is gone and food for Mr. Baholelwa.
Smith Richardson Foundation150,000.00422001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00282001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of efforts to monitor refugee flows and the effects of hostilities on civilian populations in sensitive areas abroad. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362001-01International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency living expenses for Acehnese human rights activist Cut Zahara, sister of a murdered human rights lawyer, to seek temporary refuge in the United States.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362000-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency support for Indonesian human rights advocate Nazaruddin Abdul Gani to seek temporary refuge in the United States.
John Merck Fund75,000.00632000-12Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote a comprehensive international ban on the use, production, stockpiling and trade in antipersonnel landmines.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362000-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist a Chechen doctor and human rights monitor’s family in escaping danger and seeking refuge in the United States.
John Merck Fund125,000.00552000-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To document, publicize and redress human rights violations in Latin America.
John Merck Fund15,000.001162000-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support a lawsuit against Chilean general Augusto Pinochet for the 1973 assasination of General Carlos Prats Gonzalez.
John Merck Fund2,000.001732000-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency funding to threatened Cambodian human rights activist Chan Soveth, to enable him seek temporary refuge in Thailand.
John Merck Fund5,000.001362000-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide Chechen surgeon and human rights advocate Hasan Baiyev living expenses in the United States while he awaits a ruling on an asylum application.
John Merck Fund35,000.00902000-01International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support a three-month emergency effort to investigate, monitor, document and report on human rights violations in Russia’s breakaway republic of Chechnya.
MacArthur Foundation60,000.00742000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support activities related to the prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissein Habre on charges of crimes against humanity and as an accomplice to torture. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation2,900,000.0062000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation600,000.00182000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project on the role that small arms trade plays in exacerbating conflicts in Africa (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund3,000.001641999-10International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Indonesian pro-democracy activist Aguswandi to seek refuge in the United States after receiving death threats.
John Merck Fund2,500.001711999-10International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Indonesia human rights advocate Octovianus Mote to seek temporary refuge in the US from threats of arrest in that country.
John Merck Fund2,000.001731999-10International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Congolese human rights defender Simon Bokongo to seek asylum from repression in that country.
John Merck Fund25,000.001001999-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To encourage corporate responsibility with regard to human rights.
John Merck Fund35,000.00901999-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights in Russia and Eastern Europe.
John Merck Fund65,000.00671999-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide general program support for international human rights efforts.
John Merck Fund50,000.00761999-07Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote and implement a ban on the production and use of antipersonnel landmines.
John Merck Fund5,500.001341999-01International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency assistance to a Chinese labor rights activist and an East Timorese human rights activist with refuge in the United States.
MacArthur Foundation225,000.00321999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a program on women's reproductive and sexual rights (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund7,500.001301998-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Indonesia human rights advocate Octovianus Mote to seek temporary refuge in the US from threats of arrest in that country.
John Merck Fund5,000.001361998-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Colombian human rights lawyer Claudia Elvira Gonzalez to escape death threats and harassment.
John Merck Fund5,575.001331998-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide travel and lodging expenses for five youth leaders in the human rights movement in Congo who must flee persecution, to safety in Kenya.
John Merck Fund35,000.00901998-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support Human Rights Watch’s Moscow office, which monitors and documents human rights violations in the former Soviet Union.
John Merck Fund65,000.00671998-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To monitor, document and publicize human rights violations around the world.
John Merck Fund25,000.001001998-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To monitor actions by the private sector that contribute to human rights violations.
John Merck Fund5,000.001361998-07International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To allow threatened Rwandan human rights activist Jean-Baptiste Barambirwa to bring his family to safety in Canada.
John Merck Fund50,000.00761998-07Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To work toward a ban on the production and use of landmines.
John Merck Fund5,000.001361998-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Tunisian lawyer Radhia Nasroui, who has been threatened and harassed, to continue her work representing people who are being prosecuted for their nonviolent views or activities.
John Merck Fund10,000.001211998-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Chinese human rights advocate Wang Dan in his exile in the United States.
MacArthur Foundation173,000.00411998FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To train local leaders in the defense of human rights in sub-Saharan Africa (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation5,000,000.0011998FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund5,000.001361997-07International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Cambodia human rights activist Kem Sokha in moving to the United States to escape persecution.
John Merck Fund35,000.00901997-06Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency support for work toward a ban on landmines.
John Merck Fund65,000.00671997-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide general support of human rights program work.
John Merck Fund25,000.001001997-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support work on corporations and human rights.
John Merck Fund2,500.001711997-03International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency assistance to two Iraqi Kurd human rights monitors to escape persecution.
MacArthur Foundation2,250,000.0071997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund3,000.001641996-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist two threatened Burundian human rights activists in traveling to Senegal to escape persecution.
John Merck Fund5,500.001341996-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide financial support to Indonesian human rights monitor Sugeng Bahagijo.
John Merck Fund25,000.001001996-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To work on business and human rights issues, particularly with regard to China.
John Merck Fund35,000.00901996-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Moscow office of Human Rights Watch/Helsinki.
John Merck Fund65,000.00671996-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide general program support.
MacArthur Foundation225,000.00321996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Women's Rights Project to protect women's reproductive freedom (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund5,000.001361996-01International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide financial support to two Chinese human rights advocates: attorney Zhang Sizhi and physician Zhang Shuyun.
John Merck Fund5,000.001361995-10International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide living expenses to Chinese human rights activist Zhang Shuyun.
John Merck Fund5,000.001361995-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide assistance to Iraqi Kurdish human rights Yousef Raheem Rasheed.
John Merck Fund10,000.001211995-07International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency assistance to Rwandan human rights activist Monique Mujawamariya.
John Merck Fund25,000.001001995-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support human rights work in China.
John Merck Fund65,000.00671995-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide general program support.
John Merck Fund35,000.00901995-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support Human Rights Watch/Helsinki’s work in the former Soviet Union.
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0091995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund5,000.001361994-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect threatened Indonesian human rights activist.
John Merck Fund25,000.001001994-10International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To publish an annual report on human rights in Argentina and to improve the documentation capabilities of Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales.
John Merck Fund10,000.001211994-08International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support threatened Rwandan human rights activist Monique Mujawamariya.
John Merck Fund35,000.00901994-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support Helsinki Watch’s activities in the former Soviet Union.
John Merck Fund65,000.00671994-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide general program support.
John Merck Fund25,000.001001994-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Committee to End the Chinese Gulag.
John Merck Fund25,000.001001993-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Committee to End the Chinese Gulag.
John Merck Fund65,000.00671993-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide general program support.
John Merck Fund10,000.001211993-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Chinese human rights activist Hou Xiaotian to travel to the United States for training.
John Merck Fund10,000.001211993-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support threatened Sri Lankan lawyer Asoka Gunasekera’s internship with the Center for Justice and International Law.
John Merck Fund35,000.00901993-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support Helsinki Watch’s program in the former Soviet Union.
John Merck Fund15,000.001161993-03International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support Asia Watch’s activities in Thailand.
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0091993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund25,000.001001992-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Committee’s work to release imprisoned Chinese dissidents.
John Merck Fund50,000.00761992-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To work on behalf of human rights in areas of conflict.
John Merck Fund25,000.001001992-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights in Argentina.
John Merck Fund3,000.001641992-10International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support Chinese human rights activist Han Dongfang and his wife during their stay for medical treatment in the United States.
John Merck Fund35,000.00901992-03International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support Helsinki Watch’s project to build an indigenous human rights presence in selected republics of the former Soviet Union.
John Merck Fund25,000.001001992-03International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Committee to End the Chinese Gulag.
John Merck Fund50,000.00761991-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To respond to unforeseen human rights emergencies around the world.
John Merck Fund12,000.001191991-08International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide emergency support for a threatened Chinese human rights advocate.
John Merck Fund35,000.00901989-07International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support Asia Watch’s activities related to the recent events in China.
John Merck Fund150,000.00421988-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights in emergency situations around the world.
John Merck Fund43,500.00881988-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Orville Schell Fellowship Program.
MacArthur Foundation3,500,000.0031988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish a Middle East Watch and an African Watch, and in support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund10,000.001211987-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To monitor the Chilean national election.