19%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$331.8 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
3,486 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $62.3 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $39.6 M
  3. Arcus Foundation $25.6 M
  4. Ford Foundation $24.4 M
  5. Freedom House $20.2 M
  6. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $11.0 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $10.1 M
  8. The Wal-Mart Foundation $6.6 M
  9. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $6.4 M
  10. Nationale Postcode Loterij $6.3 M
  11. Anonymous $6.0 M
  12. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $4.7 M
  13. Humanity United $4.6 M
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.9 M
  15. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $3.7 M
  16. Proteus Fund $3.5 M
  17. Hivos $3.2 M
  18. Public Welfare Foundation $3.1 M
  19. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $2.6 M
  20. American Jewish World Service $2.5 M
  21. The Kresge Foundation $2.5 M
  22. The Marcus Foundation $2.2 M
  23. ConAgra Foods Feeding Children Better Foundation $2.0 M
  24. Tides Foundation $2.0 M
  25. The Atlantic Philanthropies $2.0 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
2,805 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $194.3 M
  2. Switzerland $98.3 M
  3. Sweden $91.9 M
  4. Denmark $41.2 M
  5. Norway $39.9 M
  6. Spain $39.5 M
  7. Netherlands $28.8 M
  8. Australia $26.6 M
  9. Germany $14.7 M
  10. Finland $14.4 M
  11. Belgium $10.3 M
  12. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $9.0 M
  13. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $6.8 M
  14. United States $5.4 M
  15. United Kingdom $4.8 M
  16. Italy $3.7 M
  17. Canada $3.5 M
  18. France $2.9 M
  19. Ireland $2.2 M
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.6 M
  21. International Development Association $1.4 M
  22. Luxembourg $1.4 M
  23. New Zealand $1.1 M
  24. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $917.1 K
  25. Austria $774.5 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

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%)

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.