Grantee Profile

EarthRights International

Grants to EarthRights International

  • $275,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — EarthRights International (ERI) provides public interest legal advocacy and capacity building, giving specific attention to holding corporations and governments accountable for fair human rights, labor, and environmental practices. It does this through research, training, campaigns, and litigation. The intended outcomes of the award are improved polices at national and regional levels and better corporate practices that support conservation, natural resource management, and the rights of rural communities and Indigenous Peoples in Lower Mekong countries.

  • $175,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — EarthRights International works globally to conduct legal advocacy for indigenous groups threatened by unsustainable and environmentally deleterious development projects. This grant expands the capacity of its Amazon Legal Program to train local organizations on legal strategies that reduce the impact of harmful infrastructure and resource extraction, file petitions and dispute resolution mechanisms in defense of Indigenous Peoples rights, enhance understanding of judges and prosecutors of international laws to protect human rights, support development of a network of environmental and indigenous rights lawyers; and research Brazilian bank investments in Amazonian megaprojects that affect Indigenous Peoples.

  • $315,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — EarthRights International (ERI) combines the power of law and force of local participation in defense of human rights and the environment, with specific attention to holding corporations, financial institutions, and governments accountable for social and environmental practices. The project supports a growing network of public interest lawyers and community leaders in the Mekong River Basin that contributes to enhanced public participation in decision-making and reduction in construction of destructive dam building.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the Save the Mekong Coalition (over one year).

  • $25,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support ecosystem conservation and human rights projects in Burma.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded EarthRights International $890,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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