15%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$343.5 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
3,827 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $44.5 M
  2. Ford Foundation $36.0 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $32.4 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $24.6 M
  5. Fundación ONCE $13.1 M
  6. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $12.5 M
  7. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $9.9 M
  8. The Oak Foundation $8.9 M
  9. Hivos $8.8 M
  10. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $8.0 M
  11. Arcus Foundation $7.2 M
  12. American Jewish World Service $6.9 M
  13. The Global Fund for Women $5.3 M
  14. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $4.7 M
  15. Public Welfare Foundation $4.6 M
  16. The Foundation for Civil Society $4.4 M
  17. Human Dignity Foundation $3.7 M
  18. EEA and Norway Grants $3.6 M
  19. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $3.4 M
  20. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $3.2 M
  21. Gill Foundation $3.0 M
  22. The Henry Smith Charity $2.8 M
  23. The Rockefeller Foundation $2.8 M
  24. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $2.7 M
  25. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation $2.6 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

12%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$433.1 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
2,200 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $67.5 M
  2. Norway $58.5 M
  3. Netherlands $55.1 M
  4. European Union Institutions $37.1 M
  5. Germany $37.1 M
  6. Spain $35.7 M
  7. United Kingdom $26.7 M
  8. Finland $15.8 M
  9. Australia $15.7 M
  10. Denmark $14.3 M
  11. Canada $14.2 M
  12. Belgium $7.7 M
  13. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $7.1 M
  14. Ireland $7.0 M
  15. Austria $5.9 M
  16. Korea $4.9 M
  17. United States $4.4 M
  18. Switzerland $4.2 M
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $3.4 M
  20. Italy $2.8 M
  21. France $2.0 M
  22. Luxembourg $1.8 M
  23. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $1.1 M
  24. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $912.5 K
  25. Iceland $573.9 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$24,002,124 (7%)
405 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$1,579,004 (0%)
46 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$15,689,331 (5%)
363 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$47,891,432 (14%)
180 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$16,878,068 (5%)
299 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$9,425,434 (3%)
141 Grants (4%)

North America

$124,252,018 (36%)
1,354 Grants (35%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$44,937,552 (13%)
591 Grants (15%)

Western Europe

$70,401,046 (20%)
517 Grants (14%)

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

  • Arcus Foundation
    Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (United States)
    To build a global network to combat anti-LGBT bias and violence in schools.
  • The ExxonMobil Foundation
    Friends of Saint Francis Xavier University (Canada)
    For the Developing the Next Generation program, which helps Canadian First Nation, Metis and Inuit women create change in their communities.