8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$144.1 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
1,254 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $20.1 M
  2. Anonymous $17.7 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $14.5 M
  4. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $12.8 M
  5. The Colorado Trust $10.9 M
  6. Ford Foundation $8.7 M
  7. The California Endowment $8.2 M
  8. The Atlantic Philanthropies $4.6 M
  9. The Kresge Foundation $3.6 M
  10. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $2.7 M
  11. Hivos $2.2 M
  12. The California Wellness Foundation $1.9 M
  13. The East Bay Community Foundation $1.6 M
  14. The Rockefeller Foundation $1.6 M
  15. The Oak Foundation $1.5 M
  16. The Melville Charitable Trust $1.5 M
  17. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $1.4 M
  18. American Jewish World Service $1.4 M
  19. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $1.3 M
  20. Tides Foundation $1.2 M
  21. Anonymous $1.0 M
  22. Levi Strauss Foundation $1.0 M
  23. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $1.0 M
  24. Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust $825.8 K
  25. Nationale Postcode Loterij $697.2 K
  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
787 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $133.8 M
  2. United States $49.4 M
  3. Canada $31.4 M
  4. Spain $26.4 M
  5. Sweden $25.6 M
  6. United Kingdom $16.0 M
  7. Netherlands $11.7 M
  8. Norway $10.9 M
  9. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $8.9 M
  10. Germany $8.2 M
  11. Denmark $7.9 M
  12. Ireland $5.7 M
  13. European Union Institutions $5.6 M
  14. International Development Association $4.9 M
  15. Switzerland $2.5 M
  16. Finland $1.9 M
  17. OPEC Fund for International Development $1.5 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.5 M
  19. Belgium $1.4 M
  20. Italy $851.9 K
  21. Luxembourg $43.4 K
  22. Austria $41.7 K
  23. Iceland $20.4 K
  24. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

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%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Transgender Law Center (United States)
    To expand the network of health professionals who can provide culturally sensitive and medically competent care for transgender individuals.
  • The Kresge Foundation
    Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas (United States)
    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.