GHR is a proud member of the Peace and Security Funders Group, which recently collaborated with Foundation Center to develop The Peace and Security Funding Index: An Analysis of Global Foundation Grantmaking. This research found that peace and security funders are making important contributions to global peace and stability, despite making up a small percentage of total giving. The Peace and Security Funding Index also highlights the diversity of the funders and strategies behind this often-overlooked, yet critical, work.
The Funding Index is a first-of-its-kind research project showcasing the foundations and philanthropists dedicated to building a safer, more peaceful global future. Peace and security funders, including GHR Foundation, are investing in efforts to prevent, mitigate and resolve conflict, as well as rebuild after conflicts end. Efforts such as our Inter-Religious Action Initiative are supporting the work of peace, justice, diplomacy and both national and global security in line with the new U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 16. In 2013, the most recent year data is available, researchers identified 288 foundations supporting over 1,200 organizations with more than $283 million spread across nearly 2,000 grants.
We invite you to explore the full report and interactive website to learn more about the funding landscape of peace and security. To learn more about how GHR is contributing to advancing peace by mobilizing religious leaders and communities to address common challenges, contact us.