Growing the Movement for Human Rights: An Evaluation of Libra Foundation's Grantmaking

Growing the Movement for Human Rights: An Evaluation of Libra Foundation's Grantmaking

The Chicago-based Libra Foundation, which works to advance human rights in the United States and around the globe, has issued a report that examines findings from a grantmaking evaluation the foundation undertook last year. The report, Growing the Movement for Human Rights: An Evaluation of Libra Foundation's Grantmaking (8 pages, PDF), found that although Libra's grantees largely supported the foundation's focus on human rights, roughly 16 percent of them expressed concern that the foundation had pushed them to use a human rights framework in ways that were inconsistent with their organizational goals. Other grantees also expressed a desire to have the focus on human rights combined with racial and/or gender justice frameworks.