General support to protect human rights by promoting policies that enhance and strengthen the democratic system of justice and advocate for social inclusion at national and international levels


Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS)

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Total Amount
Grant approval
$1,750,000 – July 2016
Approval date
July 2016
Start date
January 2016
End date
December 2017
Grant type
Civil and Human Rights
Education and scholarship
Government policy and practice
Benefiting locations
North America


  • Our current program structure was established in 2018. For grants made between 2006-2018, where there was not a direct mapping from one of the previous program areas to the current structure, the “Other Grantmaking” label was applied. View the “topics” associated with these grants to better understand them.

    For more recent grants, this label indicates that the grant’s funding source was outside of a program’s budget. Some examples include our philanthropy and Good Neighbor Committee grants.

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