December 2010 Human Rights Program Grants

At its last Board of Directors meeting of 2010, The Overbrook Foundation's Human Rights Program awarded $485,000 in grants to 13 organizations in the categories of Reproductive Rights, Trafficking, International Human Rights, Movement Building and "Other."

For its work supporting Reproductive Rights, Overbrook awarded grants to three organizations: a $40,000 grant to Groundswell for the Catalyst Fund, a $40,000 grant to the Third Wave Foundation for its Reproductive Health and Justice Initiative and a $30,000 grant to the Western States Center for its program, Uniting Communities, Advancing Strong Families. In support of its anti-trafficking work, the Foundation also awarded a $30,000 grant to the Freedom Network for its project, Training, Advocacy, and Mentoring: A Comprehensive Approach to Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery.

In support of International Human Rights, the Foundation awarded a $40,000 grant to Front Line, for its work protecting Latin American Human Rights Defenders, a $30,000 grant to Reporters Without Borders for its work fighting for press freedom in Latin America, a $40,000 grant to Global Fund for Children and a $50,000 grant to Disability Rights International for its Americas Advocacy Initiative.

In the Foundation’s category of Movement Building grants, four organizations received support, including a $40,000 grant to the Center for Community Change for general operating support, a $10,000 grant to Demos for the continued support of Jared Duval’s book Next Generation Democracy: What the Open Source Revolution Means for Privacy, Politics and Change, a $50,000 grant to New Press for their work in progressive book publishing, and a $50,000 grant to People for the American Way for its Youth Leadership Program.

One other grant not in a specific program area that was awarded was a $35,000 grant to Channel Thirteen/WNET for the Online Education Guide to WIDE ANGLE: Women, War & Peace.

If you’re interested in learning more about what these organizations do, click on the links above to learn more.