The Human Rights Defenders Fund (HRDF) will protect human rights defenders advancing democracy, liberty and equality, in Israel and the territories it controls, through provision of legal and other aid.
The structure of the HRDF and its operational methodology are designed to ensure:
(a) fiduciary and legal responsibility through a system of checks and balances, frequent performance reviews, full transparency and the appointment of experienced officers;
(b) fiscal efficiency (80% to 90% of funds raised in 2011 will be disbursed as aid) through reduction of administrative costs to the bare minimum;
(c) disbursement of aid to those who need it most, through appointment of an advisory board comprised of leading experts, from a variety of professional disciplines, equipped with a wide range of activist experience and connections;
(d) rapid and flexible response to the legal needs of human rights defenders, through a highly empowered, yet carefully monitored, executive body.