11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$264.1 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
3,188 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $22.9 M
  2. Ford Foundation $20.1 M
  3. Public Welfare Foundation $14.9 M
  4. Comic Relief $12.5 M
  5. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $12.2 M
  6. Arcus Foundation $11.9 M
  7. Big Lottery Fund $7.2 M
  8. Oak Foundation $6.6 M
  9. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $6.5 M
  10. Tides Foundation $6.5 M
  11. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $6.5 M
  12. Gill Foundation $5.6 M
  13. Foundation to Promote Open Society $4.9 M
  14. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.2 M
  15. Margaret A. Cargill Foundation $4.1 M
  16. New Israel Foundation $3.5 M
  17. Foundation for a Just Society $3.5 M
  18. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation $3.3 M
  19. Bridge House Estates $2.9 M
  20. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $2.8 M
  21. NoVo Foundation $2.8 M
  22. Marguerite Casey Foundation $2.8 M
  23. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.8 M
  24. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $2.7 M
  25. EEA and Norway Grants $2.5 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

12%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$432.8 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
2,372 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $60.0 M
  2. European Union Institutions $53.2 M
  3. United Kingdom $53.0 M
  4. Norway $40.4 M
  5. Denmark $33.4 M
  6. Netherlands $32.8 M
  7. Australia $23.5 M
  8. Spain $20.8 M
  9. Germany $20.8 M
  10. Belgium $14.4 M
  11. Switzerland $10.8 M
  12. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $9.6 M
  13. United States $6.2 M
  14. Finland $6.1 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $5.8 M
  16. Ireland $5.6 M
  17. Italy $5.5 M
  18. Canada $5.5 M
  19. Korea $5.4 M
  20. France $3.9 M
  21. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $3.8 M
  22. International Labour Organisation $3.5 M
  23. Austria $2.5 M
  24. Japan $2.4 M
  25. Iceland $583.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$8,739,795 (3%)
245 Grants (8%)

Caribbean

$2,288,638 (1%)
26 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$9,273,505 (4%)
227 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$22,898,416 (9%)
146 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$8,050,205 (3%)
151 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$8,392,627 (3%)
181 Grants (6%)

North America

$134,670,357 (51%)
1,592 Grants (50%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$19,675,620 (7%)
308 Grants (10%)

Western Europe

$32,359,988 (12%)
324 Grants (10%)

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

  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation
    American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi Foundation (United States)
    For a statewide partnership engaging educators, law enforcement, the juvenile justice system, local media, parents, and students in a community-based approach to dismantle longstanding systems of institutional racism and bias in the school system.
  • Abilis Foundation
    Eastern Africa Federation of the Disabled
    To attend a Disabled Peoples' International meeting in Kenya to report on implementation of the CRPD, share challenges, and develop an implementation system and plan future activities.