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.

8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$144.1 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 8%
83% Right to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health
12% Right to Adequate Housing
5% Right to Rest and Leisure

Top Funders

  1. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $20.13 M
  2. Anonymous $17.73 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $14.47 M
  4. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $12.81 M
  5. The Colorado Trust $10.90 M
  6. Ford Foundation $8.73 M
  7. The California Endowment $8.23 M
  8. The Atlantic Philanthropies $4.59 M
  9. The Kresge Foundation $3.63 M
  10. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $2.74 M
  11. Hivos $2.19 M
  12. The California Wellness Foundation $1.95 M
  13. The East Bay Community Foundation $1.60 M
  14. The Rockefeller Foundation $1.59 M
  15. The Oak Foundation $1.55 M
  16. The Melville Charitable Trust $1.53 M
  17. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $1.38 M
  18. American Jewish World Service $1.36 M
  19. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $1.26 M
  20. Tides Foundation $1.20 M
  21. Anonymous $1.05 M
  22. Levi Strauss Foundation $1.05 M
  23. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $1.03 M
  24. Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust $0.83 M
  25. Nationale Postcode Loterij $0.70 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

10%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$356.2 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $133.80 M
  2. United States $49.41 M
  3. Canada $31.45 M
  4. Spain $26.45 M
  5. Sweden $25.63 M
  6. United Kingdom $16.04 M
  7. Netherlands $11.66 M
  8. Norway $10.89 M
  9. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $8.89 M
  10. Germany $8.21 M
  11. Denmark $7.92 M
  12. Ireland $5.73 M
  13. European Union Institutions $5.57 M
  14. International Development Association $4.86 M
  15. Switzerland $2.46 M
  16. Finland $1.92 M
  17. OPEC Fund for International Development $1.47 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.46 M
  19. Belgium $1.44 M
  20. Italy $0.85 M
  21. Luxembourg $0.04 M
  22. Austria $0.04 M
  23. Iceland $0.02 M
  24. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$6,443,035 (4%)
85 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$655,286 (0%)
13 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$4,370,682 (3%)
125 Grants (10%)

Global Programs

$8,459,595 (6%)
77 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,391,338 (3%)
63 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,448,330 (1%)
14 Grants (1%)

North America

$89,030,729 (62%)
642 Grants (51%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$20,960,790 (15%)
176 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$7,183,774 (5%)
53 Grants (4%)

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

$98,515,931 (68%)
627 Grants (50%)

Children & Youth

$40,149,594 (28%)
292 Grants (23%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$39,830,635 (28%)
275 Grants (22%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gave to Transgender Law Center in the USA to expand the network of health professionals who can provide culturally sensitive and medically competent care for transgender individuals.
  • The Kresge Foundation gave to Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas in the USA for its Food Justice Project, a certification program designed to create fairness and equity throughout the food system, including agriculture, food processing and production, and retail.

Case Studies