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.

13%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$314.6 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights

Of this 13%
83% Right to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health
11% Right to Adequate Housing
6% Right to Rest and Leisure

Top Funders

  1. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $42.99 M
  2. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $39.40 M
  3. Nationale Postcode Loterij $35.49 M
  4. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $32.36 M
  5. Comic Relief $20.27 M
  6. Big Lottery Fund $17.38 M
  7. The California Endowment $14.39 M
  8. Oak Foundation $14.28 M
  9. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $14.04 M
  10. GE Foundation $14.00 M
  11. Tides Foundation $11.27 M
  12. Elton John AIDS Foundation $6.94 M
  13. The Rockefeller Foundation $4.57 M
  14. ViiV Healthcare $4.17 M
  15. The Tudor Trust $3.80 M
  16. Ford Foundation $3.72 M
  17. Stop AIDS Now $3.50 M
  18. NoVo Foundation $3.31 M
  19. The San Francisco Foundation $3.15 M
  20. Bridge House Estates $3.14 M
  21. EEA and Norway Grants $3.00 M
  22. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.75 M
  23. Segal Family Foundation $2.66 M
  24. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation $2.64 M
  25. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.30 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

7%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$246.3 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $95.05 M
  2. Canada $28.40 M
  3. United States $19.25 M
  4. Sweden $18.49 M
  5. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $10.57 M
  6. Belgium $10.54 M
  7. Spain $10.54 M
  8. Netherlands $9.66 M
  9. Norway $8.01 M
  10. European Union Institutions $7.86 M
  11. Finland $7.11 M
  12. World Health Organization (WHO) $4.93 M
  13. Germany $3.87 M
  14. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $3.46 M
  15. Switzerland $2.26 M
  16. Australia $2.14 M
  17. Italy $1.86 M
  18. Ireland $1.19 M
  19. Korea $0.58 M
  20. Inter-American Development Bank $0.26 M
  21. Iceland $0.11 M
  22. Czech Republic $0.06 M
  23. Austria $0.04 M
  24. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $0.04 M
  25. United Kingdom $0.04 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$11,565,457 (4%)
195 Grants (9%)

Caribbean

$1,180,913 (0%)
21 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$6,502,114 (2%)
112 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$35,044,749 (11%)
90 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,914,336 (2%)
142 Grants (6%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,968,349 (1%)
44 Grants (2%)

North America

$136,153,485 (43%)
820 Grants (37%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$58,106,135 (18%)
406 Grants (19%)

Western Europe

$47,365,220 (15%)
372 Grants (17%)

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

$57,765,615 (18%)
585 Grants (27%)

Women & Girls

$42,372,153 (13%)
405 Grants (19%)

People with Disabilities

$28,844,070 (9%)
278 Grants (13%)

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

$119,362,119 (38%)
1,060 Grants (48%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$48,538,412 (15%)
320 Grants (15%)

Research and Documentation

$45,814,293 (15%)
157 Grants (7%)

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