Grants from Humanity in Action


When: We accepted project proposals until December 28, 2016.

Who's eligible: All Senior Fellows and Fellows, who have completed their Action Projects, were eligible to apply.

"The Urgency of Now"

In light of the recent political, social and economic developments and events in the United States and Europe – an increasingly powerful discourse driven by xenophobia, nationalism and extremist views – Humanity in Action invited grant proposals from Senior Fellows and placed special emphasis on powerful social media campaigns. Due to generous support from the Germeshausen Foundation and a private donor close to the organization, we are in a position to spend $50,000 – the largest sum ever pledged for Senior Fellows projects.

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Humanity in Action has launched several grant competitions in recent years.

The resulting projects have consistently illustrated the vast potential of the Humanity in Action network. The creativity and knowledge base of Humanity in Action Senior Fellows, together with their commitment and dedication to advance human and minority rights, have led to the implementation of dozens of civil society initiatives with a direct tangible impact on the communities in which Senior Fellows of the organization are active.

It is for this reason that Humanity in Action continuously runs grant competitions in an effort to enable the realization of Senior Fellows’ innovative ideas that aim to foster pluralism, active citizenship, minority rights and human rights - in their own local communities and beyond. While these grant competitions differ in their thematic scope and outlook, they are united by their common underlying aims: to combat discrimination and societal injustices, protect minorities and stimulate societal diversity.

Humanity in Action grants seek to further empower its community to establish initiatives that embody the organization's educational mission and values, to increase collaboration among Humanity in Action's global network of Fellows and to inspire others to action.


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