3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$57.4 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
680 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $20.3 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $15.9 M
  3. Ford Foundation $5.6 M
  4. Hivos $2.7 M
  5. Anonymous $2.0 M
  6. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $1.5 M
  7. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $853.2 K
  8. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $810.0 K
  9. Omidyar Network Fund $800.0 K
  10. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $762.4 K
  11. The Greater New Orleans Foundation $583.0 K
  12. CS Fund $512.3 K
  13. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $370.0 K
  14. The Oak Foundation $366.0 K
  15. Mensen met een Missie $339.9 K
  16. Humanity United $300.0 K
  17. Cordaid $274.5 K
  18. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $252.0 K
  19. Alphawood Foundation $225.0 K
  20. Leon Levy Foundation $210.0 K
  21. The Kaplen Foundation $205.0 K
  22. U.S. Institute of Peace $187.1 K
  23. Nationale Postcode Loterij $181.3 K
  24. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $135.0 K
  25. Proteus Fund $131.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$17.8 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
143 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Canada $4.3 M
  2. Denmark $3.8 M
  3. Sweden $3.4 M
  4. United States $2.6 M
  5. European Union Institutions $2.0 M
  6. Finland $447.9 K
  7. Norway $317.5 K
  8. Spain $292.8 K
  9. Belgium $222.4 K
  10. Netherlands $164.1 K
  11. Switzerland $154.1 K
  12. Germany $66.7 K
  13. United Kingdom $59.8 K
  14. Czech Republic $3.6 K
  15. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$10,701,457 (19%)
118 Grants (17%)

Caribbean

$868,207 (2%)
8 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$9,665,334 (17%)
181 Grants (27%)

Global Programs

$9,617,235 (17%)
65 Grants (10%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,063,316 (9%)
83 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$6,618,889 (12%)
37 Grants (5%)

North America

$8,004,959 (14%)
84 Grants (12%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$6,950,260 (12%)
97 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$2,000,926 (3%)
32 Grants (5%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    Pakistan Press Foundation
    To build the capacity of civil society organizations in Pakistan in order to increase information sharing and cooperation between rural journalists and civil society organizations.
  • HIVOS
    Africa Book Development Organization (Zimbabwe)
    For community empowerment through access to information, education, and communication materials and the promotion of literature through study circles.