Afghanistan-Related Grants

Since 2018, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has made 42 grants to support peacebuilding in Afghanistan. The RBF expanded its grantmaking to provide support for refugees, physical and digital security for women human rights defenders, and advocacy and organizing on humanitarian issues as a government collapse appeared imminent in summer 2021.

After the Taliban takeover, many journalists, analysts, and human rights advocates were evacuated; those who remain in-country face increasing repression. Given the grave security concerns in Afghanistan, we have elected to temporarily remove details about these grants from our website to support the safety of our partners.

As Afghan civil society organizations now adapt to a context of renewed conflict and humanitarian crisis, the RBF strives to support the organizations and individuals who remain committed to defending rights, holding on to the prospect of justice, and keeping open pathways to peace and stability. Our grants in Afghanistan focus on human rights monitoring; reporting on political, security, economic, and social developments; defending space for civil society; and building constituencies in the Afghan American diaspora.


60 months

For advancing just and durable peace in Afghanistan

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Our online database includes grants made by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund over the past five years.