8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$140.9 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
1,343 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $22.3 M
  2. The California Endowment $19.8 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $13.4 M
  4. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $9.9 M
  5. Ford Foundation $9.8 M
  6. Comic Relief UK $9.1 M
  7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $4.0 M
  8. The Atlantic Philanthropies $3.9 M
  9. The Oak Foundation $3.7 M
  10. Nationale Postcode Loterij $3.6 M
  11. Tides Foundation $3.3 M
  12. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $2.3 M
  13. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $1.2 M
  14. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $1.1 M
  15. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $962.5 K
  16. Anonymous 5 $955.7 K
  17. The Kresge Foundation $948.3 K
  18. Mensen met een Missie $921.1 K
  19. The Rockefeller Foundation $911.6 K
  20. The Melville Charitable Trust $900.1 K
  21. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $900.0 K
  22. The Denver Foundation $891.0 K
  23. Levi Strauss Foundation $856.0 K
  24. The California Wellness Foundation $855.0 K
  25. The San Francisco Foundation $824.4 K
  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
718 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $148.5 M
  2. United States $64.5 M
  3. United Kingdom $31.2 M
  4. Sweden $23.0 M
  5. Canada $14.6 M
  6. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $13.9 M
  7. Norway $10.4 M
  8. Netherlands $8.3 M
  9. Spain $7.9 M
  10. Belgium $7.6 M
  11. European Union Institutions $7.6 M
  12. Germany $6.4 M
  13. Finland $4.7 M
  14. Switzerland $3.2 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $3.0 M
  16. Ireland $2.6 M
  17. Denmark $2.0 M
  18. France $1.8 M
  19. Australia $1.3 M
  20. Austria $372.8 K
  21. Italy $264.0 K
  22. Korea $254.8 K
  23. Japan $125.3 K
  24. Luxembourg $41.6 K
  25. OPEC Fund for International Development $27.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

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%)

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

  • Ford Foundation
    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
    Applied Research Center (United States)
    To document structural racism and promote equitable solutions to improve the health of boys and young men of color throughout California.