6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$150.9 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
2,114 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $21.2 M
  2. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $15.3 M
  3. Nationale Postcode Loterij $12.2 M
  4. Hivos $7.2 M
  5. Foundation For The Carolinas $7.0 M
  6. American Jewish World Service $6.5 M
  7. Comic Relief UK $6.5 M
  8. Open Society Foundations $5.3 M
  9. The Christensen Fund $5.1 M
  10. Global Greengrants Fund $4.6 M
  11. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $4.1 M
  12. The Oak Foundation $3.5 M
  13. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $2.2 M
  14. The International Development Research Centre $2.0 M
  15. EEA and Norway Grants $1.6 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.6 M
  17. Robertson Foundation $1.5 M
  18. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.5 M
  19. Humanity United $1.5 M
  20. The Kresge Foundation $1.4 M
  21. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.4 M
  22. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $1.3 M
  23. Tides Foundation $1.3 M
  24. Avina Americas $1.3 M
  25. The Skoll Foundation $1.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$287.9 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
819 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Canada $51.2 M
  2. United States $46.5 M
  3. Sweden $36.0 M
  4. Norway $26.3 M
  5. Finland $24.5 M
  6. Switzerland $16.2 M
  7. Germany $16.2 M
  8. Denmark $16.0 M
  9. European Union Institutions $16.0 M
  10. Spain $12.1 M
  11. Belgium $10.2 M
  12. United Kingdom $9.3 M
  13. Ireland $1.6 M
  14. Australia $1.5 M
  15. Global Environment Facility $1.4 M
  16. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $655.4 K
  17. Netherlands $646.5 K
  18. Austria $348.3 K
  19. New Zealand $264.4 K
  20. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $220.3 K
  21. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $208.0 K
  22. Iceland $190.1 K
  23. Italy $133.5 K
  24. OPEC Fund for International Development $60.0 K
  25. Korea $32.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$16,997,571 (11%)
379 Grants (18%)

Caribbean

$1,543,665 (1%)
35 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,537,624 (2%)
88 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$22,220,632 (15%)
107 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$24,514,557 (16%)
612 Grants (29%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,141,810 (1%)
21 Grants (1%)

North America

$49,846,000 (33%)
409 Grants (19%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$26,069,794 (17%)
418 Grants (20%)

Western Europe

$9,792,710 (6%)
66 Grants (3%)

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.

Strategy Focus

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • The Rockefeller Foundation supported Mary Robinson Foundation in Ireland for its efforts to leverage leadership of women and youth on climate justice while linking international policy on climate change and development.
  • to halt deforestation, preserve biocultural diversity, and reduce poverty through the creation and strengthening of governance structure and local capacities in the Monde Kwahiba ethno-environmental corridor.