11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

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

Top 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

Regional Focus

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%)

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

  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation supported the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi Foundation in the 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. 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 supported the 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.

Case Studies