Human Rights, General

Supporting rights not explicitly categorized elsewhere in the taxonomy. Includes core support grants to organizations that focus on multiple human rights issues and grants where the detail provided is insufficient to identify a specific issue focus.

19%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$331.8 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $62.32 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $39.60 M
  3. Arcus Foundation $25.60 M
  4. Ford Foundation $24.45 M
  5. Freedom House $20.17 M
  6. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $11.04 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $10.10 M
  8. The Wal-Mart Foundation $6.63 M
  9. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $6.41 M
  10. Nationale Postcode Loterij $6.27 M
  11. Anonymous $6.03 M
  12. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $4.66 M
  13. Humanity United $4.60 M
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.92 M
  15. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $3.69 M
  16. Proteus Fund $3.53 M
  17. Hivos $3.16 M
  18. Public Welfare Foundation $3.15 M
  19. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $2.62 M
  20. American Jewish World Service $2.54 M
  21. The Kresge Foundation $2.51 M
  22. The Marcus Foundation $2.20 M
  23. ConAgra Foods Feeding Children Better Foundation $2.04 M
  24. Tides Foundation $2.03 M
  25. The Atlantic Philanthropies $1.99 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

18%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$646.7 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $194.29 M
  2. Switzerland $98.31 M
  3. Sweden $91.88 M
  4. Denmark $41.17 M
  5. Norway $39.87 M
  6. Spain $39.54 M
  7. Netherlands $28.77 M
  8. Australia $26.64 M
  9. Germany $14.66 M
  10. Finland $14.40 M
  11. Belgium $10.29 M
  12. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $9.02 M
  13. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $6.83 M
  14. United States $5.40 M
  15. United Kingdom $4.81 M
  16. Italy $3.71 M
  17. Canada $3.52 M
  18. France $2.94 M
  19. Ireland $2.23 M
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.62 M
  21. International Development Association $1.43 M
  22. Luxembourg $1.38 M
  23. New Zealand $1.12 M
  24. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $0.92 M
  25. Austria $0.77 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$26,715,487 (8%)
455 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$2,421,697 (1%)
56 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$26,873,913 (8%)
487 Grants (14%)

Global Programs

$67,278,225 (20%)
326 Grants (9%)

Latin America & Mexico

$22,577,126 (7%)
356 Grants (10%)

Middle East & North Africa

$20,564,965 (6%)
279 Grants (8%)

North America

$119,283,644 (36%)
805 Grants (23%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$36,812,425 (11%)
606 Grants (17%)

Western Europe

$18,013,902 (5%)
195 Grants (6%)

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

Economically Disadvantaged

$65,755,960 (20%)
705 Grants (20%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$40,346,378 (12%)
521 Grants (15%)

Children & Youth

$33,639,774 (10%)
477 Grants (14%)

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.