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

$140.9 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Of this 8%
79% Right to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health
13% Right to Adequate Housing
9% Right to Rest and Leisure

Top Funders

  1. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $22.31 M
  2. The California Endowment $19.76 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $13.42 M
  4. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $9.91 M
  5. Ford Foundation $9.77 M
  6. Comic Relief UK $9.11 M
  7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $4.01 M
  8. The Atlantic Philanthropies $3.86 M
  9. The Oak Foundation $3.74 M
  10. Nationale Postcode Loterij $3.56 M
  11. Tides Foundation $3.29 M
  12. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $2.35 M
  13. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $1.25 M
  14. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $1.07 M
  15. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $0.96 M
  16. Anonymous 5 $0.96 M
  17. The Kresge Foundation $0.95 M
  18. Mensen met een Missie $0.92 M
  19. The Rockefeller Foundation $0.91 M
  20. The Melville Charitable Trust $0.90 M
  21. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $0.90 M
  22. The Denver Foundation $0.89 M
  23. Levi Strauss Foundation $0.86 M
  24. The California Wellness Foundation $0.86 M
  25. The San Francisco Foundation $0.82 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

11%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$363.4 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $148.52 M
  2. United States $64.47 M
  3. United Kingdom $31.17 M
  4. Sweden $22.95 M
  5. Canada $14.64 M
  6. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $13.92 M
  7. Norway $10.43 M
  8. Netherlands $8.29 M
  9. Spain $7.91 M
  10. Belgium $7.63 M
  11. European Union Institutions $7.55 M
  12. Germany $6.38 M
  13. Finland $4.65 M
  14. Switzerland $3.20 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $2.96 M
  16. Ireland $2.62 M
  17. Denmark $1.98 M
  18. France $1.78 M
  19. Australia $1.31 M
  20. Austria $0.37 M
  21. Italy $0.26 M
  22. Korea $0.25 M
  23. Japan $0.13 M
  24. Luxembourg $0.04 M
  25. OPEC Fund for International Development $0.03 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$5,103,305 (4%)
90 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$1,475,736 (1%)
25 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,257,276 (2%)
111 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$11,350,689 (8%)
83 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,826,939 (3%)
79 Grants (6%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,895,437 (2%)
23 Grants (2%)

North America

$86,594,148 (61%)
632 Grants (47%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$12,370,783 (9%)
179 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$13,263,689 (9%)
120 Grants (9%)

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

$88,870,897 (63%)
603 Grants (45%)

Children & Youth

$44,994,248 (32%)
320 Grants (24%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$44,603,502 (32%)
315 Grants (23%)

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

  • Ford Foundation supported Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa for public interest litigation, advocacy, and research to fulfill the right of access to housing and to promote access to basic services.
  • The California Endowment supported Applied Research Center in the USA to document structural racism and promote equitable solutions to improve the health of boys and young men of color throughout California.

Case Studies