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Human Rights: NGOs, Charities, and Non-Profits
Resources and information for international human rights research
Find NGOs and CSOs associated with the United Nations on this database maintained by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Open the Advanced Search to search by: organization name; organization type; region; country/geographical area; language; geographic scope; consultative status (at UN); areas of expertise & fields of activity.
Finding Charitable Organizations
Use these databases to identify top charities giving in your area of interest (Mostly U.S.-based organizations).
Charity Navigator and Charity Watch rate charities based on their financial health, transparency, and accountability; Foundation Directory and GuideStar provide you with the raw financial details for charitable giving organizations.
Foundation Directory Online is a database of over 100,000 public and private foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S. It provides comprehensive information on grant-makers and their grants.
Candid's GuideStar provides data on IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations in the U.S. Users can search nonprofits according to their operating budgets, size, location, and National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE). Highlight include a financial trends analysis snapshot for each organization and downloadable form 990s.
To access the premium section of Guidestar, you must register and create an account. Once registered, NYU users are permitted to download 1000 records per month.
(Human Rights Information and Documentation System, International) is an international NGO helping human rights organizations use information technologies and documentation methods to maximize the impact of their advocacy work.
This outstanding site organizes access to a wide range of human rights information. Categories include treaties and other international instruments, U.N documents, U.S. human rights documents, asylum and refugee materials, regional materials, human rights education, bibliographies, research guides and links to other sites.
CRIN is an international advocacy organization for the promotion of human rights for children as defined by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Their website includes an extensive library of news, reports, and legal and UN documents.