8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$196.9 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
2,656 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $55.2 M
  2. Foundation For The Carolinas $28.2 M
  3. Tides Foundation $10.2 M
  4. Oak Foundation $7.5 M
  5. Global Greengrants Fund $6.9 M
  6. Ford Foundation $6.7 M
  7. NoVo Foundation $6.1 M
  8. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.4 M
  9. American Jewish World Service $3.6 M
  10. Comic Relief $3.6 M
  11. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $3.4 M
  12. The Kresge Foundation $3.2 M
  13. The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress $2.9 M
  14. Foundation to Promote Open Society $2.6 M
  15. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.3 M
  16. Robertson Foundation $2.0 M
  17. International Community Foundation $1.9 M
  18. Compton Foundation $1.8 M
  19. Dietel Partners $1.6 M
  20. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.5 M
  21. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.5 M
  22. Fundación AVINA $1.5 M
  23. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $1.4 M
  24. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $1.3 M
  25. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $1.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

10%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$360.5 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
1,057 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Canada $106.3 M
  2. Sweden $51.6 M
  3. Finland $35.6 M
  4. United States $30.8 M
  5. European Union Institutions $26.3 M
  6. Norway $22.3 M
  7. Switzerland $21.7 M
  8. United Kingdom $13.4 M
  9. Germany $12.8 M
  10. Spain $12.7 M
  11. Denmark $10.7 M
  12. Belgium $7.5 M
  13. Ireland $6.2 M
  14. Global Environment Facility $666.7 K
  15. Italy $658.1 K
  16. Netherlands $373.9 K
  17. Korea $252.1 K
  18. Inter-American Development Bank $177.4 K
  19. Australia $119.8 K
  20. Austria $105.2 K
  21. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $80.5 K
  22. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $56.4 K
  23. OPEC Fund for International Development $40.0 K
  24. Hungary $5.4 K
  25. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$15,006,395 (8%)
577 Grants (22%)

Caribbean

$695,939 (0%)
33 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$920,352 (0%)
46 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$48,529,663 (25%)
132 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$19,786,999 (10%)
681 Grants (26%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,388,899 (1%)
24 Grants (1%)

North America

$63,640,837 (32%)
626 Grants (24%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$20,510,459 (10%)
469 Grants (18%)

Western Europe

$33,210,206 (17%)
101 Grants (4%)

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

  • Ford Foundation supported Global Justice in Brazil to develop and implement strategies to monitor and address human rights violations committed in conjunction with extractive industries and the 2016 Olympic Games.
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation supported the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) in the United States which convenes former energy regulators and more traditional environmental advocates to promote sustainable, low-carbon power sector development in the USA, China, India, Europe, and Latin America.