Human Rights Grants Awarded at The Overbrook Foundation's March Board Meeting

At The Overbrook Foundation’s Spring Board Meeting, our Board of Directors approved ten grants to be awarded through the Foundation’s Human Rights Program. All ten of these organizations have been previously supported by the Foundation, and with these grants, the Directors have renewed their commitment to these organizations and their missions.

To grow the Domestic Human Rights Movement, The Overbrook Foundation will award a $70,000 grant to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation for its Human Rights Program.

With renewed Overbrook support, the Proteus Fund will receive a grant of $100,000 for the Civil Marriage Collaborative and its work to promote marriage equality.

Freedom Network USA will also receive a grant renewal of $30,000 for its training and advocacy program to advance anti-trafficking efforts in the United States.

Grants of $40,000 to New America Media and $45,000 to Free Press will be awarded as part of the Foundation’s commitment to supporting ethnic media, non-profit media and media reform.

The Foundation will continue to support organizations that defend Human Rights Defenders through $25,000 grants awarded to both the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Environmental Defender Law Center for their work in Latin America. Human Rights Watch will continue to combat Human Rights Violations in Mexico in part due to the Overbrook grant of $45,000. An Overbrook grant for $35,000 will help the Indian Law Resource Center in its project to protect the Maya Q’eqchi’s Land and Resource Rights in Guatemala.

With the help of a $25,000 grant from The Foundation, the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) will hold the Latin America and Caribbean Program Human Rights Institute to train and convene LGBT activists from all around Latin American and Caribbean.

In all, the Overbrook Foundation’s Human Rights Program, as directed by the Board, awarded a total of $440,000 in grants. As always, you can learn more about these grantees on their websites by clicking on their names in this post. Congratulations to these grantees and we look forward to their work promoting Human Rights in the year to come!