The Foundation’s Human Rights Program supports organizations within the U.S. that are advancing the U.S. domestic human rights movement where Overbrook has played a leadership role since 2005. It also continues its grantmaking to strengthen gender rights in the U.S. where it has a long history of support for women’s rights, LGBT rights and anti-trafficking efforts. Building the reproductive justice movement and advancing marriage equality for same-sex couples are central elements of the gender rights focus. Media reform and support of non-profit media continue to receive support for non-profit electronic and print media and efforts to reform the media landscape. Starting in 2012, the Foundation has also begun to explore support to organizations working to reform the role of money in the domestic political landscape.
In the Latin America grantmaking program, the Foundation supports organizations defending human rights defenders and promoting gender rights. Specifically, gender rights organizations working to promote women’s rights and reproductive rights, as well as LGBT rights receive funding from Overbrook.
The Foundation’s Human Rights grant making can be divided into the following Initiatives: