9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$242.3 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
2,107 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Foundation For The Carolinas $66.3 M
  2. Nationale Postcode Loterij $66.2 M
  3. Ford Foundation $20.3 M
  4. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $7.1 M
  5. Fundación AVINA $6.7 M
  6. American Jewish World Service $6.4 M
  7. EEA and Norway Grants $6.4 M
  8. Global Greengrants Fund $4.8 M
  9. NoVo Foundation $4.7 M
  10. The Oak Foundation $3.6 M
  11. Fund For Global Human Rights $2.5 M
  12. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.4 M
  13. Cordaid $2.1 M
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.0 M
  15. Avina Americas $1.5 M
  16. The Kendeda Fund $1.5 M
  17. The Swift Foundation $1.4 M
  18. Tides Foundation $1.3 M
  19. The Skoll Foundation $1.3 M
  20. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.1 M
  21. Hivos $1.1 M
  22. National Endowment for Democracy $1.1 M
  23. CS Fund $1.1 M
  24. The Coca-Cola Foundation $1.0 M
  25. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $940.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$288.0 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
974 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $51.8 M
  2. Canada $47.9 M
  3. Finland $30.6 M
  4. Norway $27.4 M
  5. European Union Institutions $21.4 M
  6. Denmark $19.7 M
  7. Switzerland $17.0 M
  8. United States $15.7 M
  9. United Kingdom $14.8 M
  10. Spain $13.8 M
  11. Germany $13.4 M
  12. Belgium $9.9 M
  13. Global Environment Facility $1.7 M
  14. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $1.0 M
  15. Netherlands $364.2 K
  16. Italy $307.5 K
  17. Ireland $250.8 K
  18. Austria $232.0 K
  19. Australia $224.5 K
  20. France $162.6 K
  21. Poland $121.4 K
  22. Korea $98.2 K
  23. Iceland $56.0 K
  24. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $43.9 K
  25. Luxembourg $25.6 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$11,742,744 (5%)
368 Grants (17%)

Caribbean

$1,199,195 (0%)
40 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$5,919,933 (2%)
88 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$71,359,665 (29%)
91 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$21,796,478 (9%)
601 Grants (29%)

Middle East & North Africa

$622,597 (0%)
24 Grants (1%)

North America

$100,716,033 (42%)
436 Grants (21%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$17,282,187 (7%)
389 Grants (18%)

Western Europe

$12,370,762 (5%)
95 Grants (5%)

Region totals include both foundation grants directly to recipients based in the region specified and foundation grants to recipients located in other regions to do work benefiting the region specified. Grants may mention more than one region of benefit and therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Population

Population totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to benefit a specific group. Grants may serve multiple populations and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • The Rockefeller Foundation
    Mary Robinson Foundation (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.