10%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$279.2 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
3,116 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $41.3 M
  2. Ford Foundation $25.8 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $20.0 M
  4. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $14.1 M
  5. Fundación ONCE $11.0 M
  6. Arcus Foundation $8.4 M
  7. EEA and Norway Grants $8.2 M
  8. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $7.3 M
  9. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $6.7 M
  10. The Wal-Mart Foundation $6.6 M
  11. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation $5.9 M
  12. Public Welfare Foundation $5.3 M
  13. The Oak Foundation $5.2 M
  14. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $4.9 M
  15. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $4.6 M
  16. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation $4.3 M
  17. Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta $4.2 M
  18. Cordaid $4.2 M
  19. NoVo Foundation $4.1 M
  20. American Jewish World Service $3.6 M
  21. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $3.6 M
  22. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $3.3 M
  23. Fundacja Batorego $2.9 M
  24. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.8 M
  25. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation $2.8 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

12%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$448.3 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
2,253 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $72.3 M
  2. Norway $58.7 M
  3. Netherlands $50.7 M
  4. European Union Institutions $48.7 M
  5. United Kingdom $32.7 M
  6. Germany $26.7 M
  7. Spain $22.8 M
  8. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $21.6 M
  9. Australia $18.2 M
  10. Canada $13.4 M
  11. Switzerland $9.5 M
  12. Denmark $9.4 M
  13. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $7.2 M
  14. Italy $7.1 M
  15. Belgium $7.0 M
  16. United States $6.4 M
  17. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $6.4 M
  18. Finland $5.6 M
  19. Korea $5.5 M
  20. Ireland $4.6 M
  21. International Development Association $3.0 M
  22. France $2.9 M
  23. Austria $2.5 M
  24. Luxembourg $1.2 M
  25. Japan $942.3 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$12,836,604 (5%)
341 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$1,131,681 (0%)
32 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$14,583,531 (5%)
295 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$44,235,884 (16%)
122 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$11,120,955 (4%)
211 Grants (7%)

Middle East & North Africa

$7,625,064 (3%)
136 Grants (4%)

North America

$137,211,914 (49%)
1,320 Grants (42%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$16,994,595 (6%)
345 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$34,344,006 (12%)
374 Grants (12%)

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.