Grantee Profile

Freedom House

Grants to Freedom House

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The grant will support a study that assesses support for global democracy. Through a series of cases studies of leading and emerging democracies, the report will take an inventory of present efforts at democracy support globally, assess the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches, and make specific recommendations for an improved strategy.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Funds will be used to support three areas of the Freedom House’s work. First, its advocacy to advance an open Internet by amplifying the voices of civil society at global and regional Internet policy forums and standard-setting bodies. Second, in Mexico to increase the security of journalists, particularly online reporters, and to advance press freedoms. Third, to support Ethiopian human rights advocates who are campaigning for freedom of expression and association in their country.

  • $175,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of the Washington Human Rights Summit: Affirming Fundamental Freedoms.

  • $235,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To assist local human rights defenders in Ethiopia and to monitor human rights initiatives of the Organization of American States (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Freedom House $1,060,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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