We work in areas where there are significant risks of mass atrocities but still opportunity for prevention.
We support local on-the-ground efforts with micro-grants through three programs:
- The Atrocity Prevention Small Grants Fund invests in community-led initiatives to build more peaceful societies and prevent mass violence against innocent people. We currently provide these grants in our two countries of focus: Nigeria and Myanmar.
- The Dangerous Speech Global Fund supports efforts to understand and counter hate speech that can catalyze mass violence in communities around the world - including in the United States.
- The Civil Society Exchange Program gives front-line activists the opportunity to spend up to two months working in-person with other organizations around the world on prevention-focused joint projects, skills sharing, or research to increase their ability to be effective in their efforts.
Average Grant Size: $5,000
Countries Where We Have Supported Local Communities: 36
Civil Society Exchange Participants to date: 76
COUNTERING HATE SPEECH IN THE U.S.
Recent events have inspired us to expand our work on dangerous speech to the United States - particularly to counter hate speech against ethnic, religious and racial minorities, as well as women and the LGBTQ community. As we witness increased hate speech and violence unfold in America, we feel our unique knowledge and experience are valuable here in our own communities, and we are going to do everything we can to help.