Donor: Libra Foundation
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 30.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 200.000$
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam


1) Objective

The Libra Foundation is a private foundation established by Elizabeth B. Noyce which became active in 1989. The Foundation was created with the belief that all people are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms and have a right to live in a healthy environment and in peaceful, just and equitable societies. To this end, the Foundation financially supports the human rights movement and is also interested in supporting innovative and effective strategies for interconnections between programs and organisations in order to lead to real social change.

The Libra Foundation funds social and economic justice organisations that integrate human rights into their work in and across the following priority areas: (1) women’s rights, with an emphasis on reproductive rights and the elevation of women’s rights as human rights; (2) environmental justice, with a focus on human rights, promoting social justice, and mitigating the impacts of climate change; (3) government accountability, specifically addressing detention standards, secret criminal proceedings and illegal monitoring, and the concentration of executive branch authority; (4) human rights field, building to support the development of a global human rights movement.

2) Eligibility

The Foundation supports organisations that promote fundamental freedoms and human rights in the United States and around the world.

3) Location

Grant funding is provided to initiatives worldwide.

4) Budget

The Foundation awards grants ranging from $30,000 to $200,000.

5) Application

Prior to any submission, applicants are required to review the most recent guidelines to determine eligibility criteria. The Libra Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals or unsolicited Letters of Inquiry. If an organisation has been invited to submit a proposal or Letter of Inquiry, they are required to log into the ‘application process page’ to start with their application. While the Foundation views its grantees as long-term partners, multi-year funding will be decided on a case-by-case basis as part of the proposal review process.

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