9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

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

Top 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

Regional Focus

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%)

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.