sparrow fund

Status Update

Thanks for your generous support! By the end of 2016, we have received 6 donations with a total of USD $896.62. Humanitarian China will add $103.38 and transfer USD $1000 to Lan Yaxin, daughter of women’s rights activist Ye Haiyan.

Here is the donation report.

Sparrow Future Charitable Fund


Sparrow Future Charitable fund is an education fund for children (under 21) in China whose parents are human rights activists or human rights lawyers.

The first four recipients of the fund are below:

Future recipients will be selected by the board of Humanitarian China and the Hooligan Sparrow film team.


In 2013, filmmaker Nanfu Wang went to China and made a documentary titled Hooligan Sparrow. During the process of making the film, she followed activists including Ye Haiyan (AKA Sparrow), Wang Yu, and Deng Chuanbin as they fought against the injustice in China. Wang observed that the children of the activists lacked financial support and education opportunities. Wang herself came from a remote village in China and didn’t have access to higher education when she was a teenager. With the knowledge that many Chinese human rights activists struggle to support their families, Wang established this fund in hopes that the children of these activists will have the opportunity to pursue education.


Your donation is made through Humanitarian China, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please use the memo “Sparrow Fund” when you donate. We’ll publish quarterly report on the donation and its distribution.


Last updated: 2017-6-22 1:06 AM