Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation: Human Rights Grant Program

Blaustein Philanthropic Group

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $200,000

Fields of work: Immigration & Refugee Rights Women's Rights & Equality Reproductive Rights

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project

Location of project: Preferred: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Costa Rica, Cuba, Côte D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States Of, Moldova, Republic of, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, State of, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, American Samoa Other eligible locations: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation promotes social justice and human rights through its five program areas: Jewish life, strengthening Israeli democracy, health and mental health, educational opportunity, and human rights. Support is provided to organizations in the United States and abroad.

The Foundation supports organizations that promote systemic change, involve constituents in planning and decision-making, encourage volunteer and professional development and engage in ongoing program evaluation.

Human Rights Program Area

The goal of this program is to advance fundamental human rights.

The Foundation seeks to: 

  • advance women’s rights 
  • protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers
  • support leadership development, capacity building and training across a range of issue areas

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grantees must be nonprofit organizations with tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and organized and operated for charitable purposes.
  • Organizations with fiscal sponsors are also eligible to apply.


  • With the exception of its program in Israel, the Foundation generally makes grants to organizations based in the United States whose work addresses the rights of people in the Global South. It is rare for the Foundation to make a grant for a specific project or organization outside of the United States.
  • The foundations make a limited number of capital grants, generally only when there is a prior relationship with the applicant organization.


  • The Foundation generally does not provide support for individual public, parochial or independent schools.
  • The foundations do not provide support for:
    • Grants or scholarships to individuals
    • Unsolicited proposals for academic, scientific or medical research
    • Direct mail, annual giving, membership campaigns, special events, fundraising events
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