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Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights

Chicago, Illinois

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights was awarded $2,577,867 between 1987 and 2019, including 32 grants in Human Rights, Chicago Commitment, Policy Research, and What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance.


2019 • 1 month • Chicago Commitment

Heartland Alliance works in communities in the United States and abroad to serve those who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. Its mission is to advance human rights and respond to the human needs of endangered populations through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society. As part of its Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, Heartland Alliance engages men who are most highly impacted by gun violence, and connects them to paid transitional jobs, cognitive behavioral therapy, and support services. This award provides travel assistance to enable Heartland Alliance staff to attend the MBK Rising! convening in Oakland, California which will bring national practitioners who serve boys and men of color together to share best practices and examine solutions to the complex challenges of serving this population.


2014 • 3 years • Human Rights

The Heartland Alliance's Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights is set up to strengthen local human rights movements capable of promoting and protecting the human rights of all persons, regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The proposed support will strengthen the promotion of and protection for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons living in Nigeria.


2008 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

In support of the Human Rights and Organizational Leadership Development Program in Chicago.


2005 • 1 year

In support of general operations for policy and research work of the Mid-America Institute on Poverty.


2005 • 1 year

In support of work in Chicago with people displaced by Hurricane Katrina.


2001 • 11 months • Policy Research

To support research and advocacy on state and local poverty issues (over two years).


2001 • 1 year

In support of the Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center, which has increased its services in the wake of the terrorist attacks.


2000 • 1 year • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

To assess a pilot project for welfare recipients relocating from public housing to jobs and housing in the private market.


2000 • 1 year • Policy Research

To ensure that employment and training programs funded under the 1998 Workforce Investment Act promote the success of hard-to-employ individuals.


2000 • 2 years • Human Rights

To support the Regional Human Rights Initiative (over two years).

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