4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$119.0 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
1,014 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $22.2 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $15.0 M
  3. Ford Foundation $13.2 M
  4. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $10.0 M
  5. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $9.4 M
  6. Wikimedia Foundation $7.4 M
  7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $5.2 M
  8. The Open Technology Fund $4.2 M
  9. Hivos $3.7 M
  10. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $3.7 M
  11. The Skoll Foundation $2.8 M
  12. EEA and Norway Grants $1.8 M
  13. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.8 M
  14. American Jewish World Service $1.3 M
  15. Proteus Fund $1.1 M
  16. The Oak Foundation $939.7 K
  17. Mensen met een Missie $883.6 K
  18. Foundation Open Society Institute - Switzerland $847.2 K
  19. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $832.5 K
  20. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $700.0 K
  21. Nationale Postcode Loterij $664.0 K
  22. CS Fund $615.0 K
  23. Laura and John Arnold Foundation $613.5 K
  24. Democracy Fund $550.0 K
  25. The Bauman Foundation $540.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$24.2 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
166 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $5.5 M
  2. European Union Institutions $5.5 M
  3. Norway $4.1 M
  4. Finland $2.7 M
  5. Sweden $2.3 M
  6. Canada $1.6 M
  7. Netherlands $957.8 K
  8. United Kingdom $495.2 K
  9. Spain $322.8 K
  10. Switzerland $196.8 K
  11. Germany $138.4 K
  12. Denmark $133.7 K
  13. Estonia $66.3 K
  14. Romania $61.8 K
  15. Poland $37.8 K
  16. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $21.6 K
  17. Lithuania $13.3 K
  18. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$24,564,529 (21%)
149 Grants (15%)

Caribbean

$773,448 (1%)
13 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$8,775,963 (7%)
185 Grants (18%)

Global Programs

$41,122,035 (35%)
80 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$14,628,934 (12%)
127 Grants (13%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,667,512 (3%)
68 Grants (7%)

North America

$29,691,991 (25%)
241 Grants (24%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$21,947,766 (18%)
111 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$7,241,174 (6%)
66 Grants (7%)

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

  • Cordaid
    Fondation HIRONDELLE (Switzerland)
    For Radio Ndeke Luka, to build Central African media and democratic society.
  • NoVo Foundation
    Women's Media Center (United States)
    To monitor media coverage of women; conduct media trainings to advance diverse women and girls' leadership; educate the press on the impact of sexist media coverage; and raise awareness among press outlets on rape and sexualized violence as tools of genocide and conflict.