Health and Well-being Rights

Supporting the right to adequate standards for physical and mental health and wellbeing, including adequate food, clothing, and housing. This right recognizes that every person is entitled to an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families and to the continuous improvement of living conditions.

16%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$425.8 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 16%
89% Right to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health
6% Right to Adequate Housing
5% Right to Rest and Leisure

Top Funders

  1. The California Endowment $120.10 M
  2. The Atlantic Philanthropies $84.51 M
  3. Nationale Postcode Loterij $44.38 M
  4. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $30.43 M
  5. Comic Relief $16.64 M
  6. Ford Foundation $12.57 M
  7. EEA and Norway Grants $10.79 M
  8. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $8.28 M
  9. Open Society Foundations $7.99 M
  10. Stop AIDS Now $7.43 M
  11. The Oak Foundation $5.28 M
  12. Elton John AIDS Foundation $4.96 M
  13. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $4.22 M
  14. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $3.97 M
  15. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $3.58 M
  16. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $3.33 M
  17. Cordaid $3.19 M
  18. The Rockefeller Foundation $3.00 M
  19. Segal Family Foundation $2.71 M
  20. The Coca-Cola Foundation $2.70 M
  21. Hivos $2.56 M
  22. Tides Foundation $2.30 M
  23. ViiV Healthcare $2.17 M
  24. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $1.75 M
  25. NoVo Foundation $1.49 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$321.1 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $123.82 M
  2. Sweden $48.63 M
  3. Canada $30.52 M
  4. United States $26.02 M
  5. European Union Institutions $20.74 M
  6. Belgium $14.44 M
  7. Norway $12.56 M
  8. Spain $11.01 M
  9. Netherlands $10.48 M
  10. Finland $8.34 M
  11. Germany $3.35 M
  12. Switzerland $2.59 M
  13. World Health Organization (WHO) $2.30 M
  14. Italy $1.59 M
  15. Australia $1.30 M
  16. France $0.66 M
  17. Ireland $0.63 M
  18. Korea $0.63 M
  19. United Kingdom $0.57 M
  20. Austria $0.39 M
  21. New Zealand $0.19 M
  22. OPEC Fund for International Development $0.15 M
  23. Iceland $0.12 M
  24. Luxembourg $0.04 M
  25. Poland $0.04 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$38,767,933 (9%)
148 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$4,500,884 (1%)
39 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$16,465,750 (4%)
169 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$81,587,270 (19%)
61 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,681,225 (1%)
126 Grants (6%)

Middle East & North Africa

$5,834,366 (1%)
36 Grants (2%)

North America

$216,784,608 (51%)
820 Grants (41%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$55,204,743 (13%)
407 Grants (21%)

Western Europe

$69,393,139 (16%)
226 Grants (11%)

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

Children & Youth

$89,127,365 (21%)
594 Grants (30%)

Women & Girls

$24,774,087 (6%)
374 Grants (19%)

Migrants & Refugees

$24,152,742 (6%)
190 Grants (10%)

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

Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

$207,756,953 (49%)
828 Grants (42%)

Media and Technology

$45,962,455 (11%)
188 Grants (9%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$37,232,405 (9%)
324 Grants (16%)

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

  • BrazilFoundation supported Associação Fênix in Brazil to provide legal counsel for families of those suffering from HIV or Hepatitis to fight for their rights guaranteed under present-day legislation.
  • The Skoll Foundation supported Shack/Slum Dwellers International in South Africa for work to help slum dwellers improve their living conditions.

Case Studies