2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$36.1 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
293 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $6.1 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $4.1 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $3.5 M
  4. NoVo Foundation $3.0 M
  5. Marguerite Casey Foundation $2.9 M
  6. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $1.7 M
  7. Hivos $1.0 M
  8. The California Endowment $1.0 M
  9. The Atlantic Philanthropies $950.0 K
  10. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $810.7 K
  11. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $729.4 K
  12. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $720.0 K
  13. Wallace H. Coulter Trust $650.0 K
  14. Public Welfare Foundation $625.0 K
  15. The James Irvine Foundation $588.3 K
  16. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $581.0 K
  17. The Pershing Square Foundation $500.0 K
  18. Public Interest Projects $475.0 K
  19. Carnegie Corporation of New York $415.0 K
  20. The Skillman Foundation $415.0 K
  21. The San Francisco Foundation $380.0 K
  22. Bauman Family Foundation $310.0 K
  23. The Denver Foundation $250.0 K
  24. Humanity United $250.0 K
  25. The Joyce Foundation $246.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

16%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$555.6 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
1,928 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $251.2 M
  2. Norway $53.5 M
  3. Sweden $52.4 M
  4. Canada $32.1 M
  5. European Union Institutions $29.0 M
  6. United Kingdom $24.0 M
  7. Denmark $23.1 M
  8. Ireland $18.3 M
  9. Spain $17.8 M
  10. Germany $15.2 M
  11. Finland $10.4 M
  12. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $9.3 M
  13. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $5.7 M
  14. Netherlands $4.4 M
  15. Switzerland $3.4 M
  16. International Development Association $2.7 M
  17. Italy $1.1 M
  18. France $662.5 K
  19. Australia $383.3 K
  20. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $361.9 K
  21. Portugal $204.4 K
  22. Austria $131.7 K
  23. New Zealand $124.9 K
  24. Belgium $92.3 K
  25. Iceland $54.4 K
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$932,311 (3%)
12 Grants (4%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,238,711 (6%)
32 Grants (11%)

Global Programs

$268,567 (1%)
2 Grants (1%)

Latin America & Mexico

$849,371 (2%)
10 Grants (3%)

Middle East & North Africa

$899,214 (2%)
16 Grants (5%)

North America

$28,615,735 (79%)
191 Grants (65%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$2,648,194 (7%)
29 Grants (10%)

Western Europe

$47,577 (0%)
3 Grants (1%)

Regional focus includes grants going directly to recipients in the region specified and to recipients located in other regions for activities focused on the region specified.

Population Focus

Population Focus includes funding explicitly targeted to benefit specific groups and only illustrates those accounting for the largest shares of grant dollars or grants. See Methodology for details on how regional focus and population focus were determined and limitations.

Sample Grants

  • Surdna Foundation gave to New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice in the USA to expand democracy for low-income communities of color engaged in the reconstruction of New Orleans and to increase civic participation in unemployed and under-employed communities.
  • Humanity United gave to Human Rights Watch in the USA to open a field office in Kinshasa in order to monitor the electoral process and associated human rights violations.