The MacArthur Foundation’s human rights grantmaking in Mexico supports the development of effective human rights protections, with a focus on improving justice sector reforms, legal protections through litigation, and freedom of expression.
MacArthur’s grantmaking in Mexico began in 1986; the Foundation opened an office in Mexico in 1992. In all, MacArthur has awarded 730 grants totaling $109 million to institutions and individuals located in Mexico. The Foundation has awarded 136 grants totaling $28 million in support of human rights in Mexico.
The Foundation is contributing to human rights reform by strengthening the capacity of leading local rights organizations to promote human rights and engage constructively with government to strengthen laws and institutions.