Hunt Alternatives Fund

Organization's name: Hunt Alternatives Fund
Organization's acronym: HAF
Headquarters address  
Address: 1615 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

United States of America
Phone: +1 202 403 2000
Web site:;
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
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  • Arabic
  • Croatian
  • Spanish
  • English
  • German
  • Farsi


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Governance
  • Human Rights
  • Justice
  • Peace and Security
  • Violence
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality

Financing for Development:
  • Mobilizing international resources for development

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Human rights of women
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Policy advice
  • Research
  • Women and armed conflict
  • Women in power and decision-making

Public Administration:
  • Ethics, Transparency and Accountability
  • Governance and Public Administration

Sustainable Development:
  • Gender equality
  • Information for decision-making and participation

Peace and Development in Africa:
  • Peace in Africa

Conflict Resolution in Africa:
  • Conflicts Resolution
Geographic scope: International
Country of activity:
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Colombia
  • United States of America
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Nigeria
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Pakistan
  • Afghanistan
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1981
Year of registration (YYYY): 2005
Organizational structure: Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Hunt Alternatives and The Institute for Inclusive Security Founder and Chair Evelyn Thornton, Chief Executive Officer, The Institute for Inclusive Security
Number and type of members: The Institute for Inclusive Security has over 20 staff and an outside board of directors. The Institute's Women Waging Peace Network includes over 2,000 women leaders from over 40 countries.
Affiliation with NGO networks: NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security, US Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security
Funding structure:
  • Grants from Governments
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Women
  • Non-governmental organization
Affiliation with other organizations: NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security; US Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security; The Alliance for Peacebuilding

Advancement of Women

Affiliation with other organizations: Ambassador Hunt is active in Democratic politics and has supported hundreds of nonprofit organizations through her private foundation. Hunt is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of Crisis Group and USA for UNHCR.
Publications: Swanee Hunt is a widely published columnist and has authored two books: the award-winning "This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace" and, "Half-Life of a Zealot".