11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$264.0 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
1,954 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $34.8 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $30.5 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $28.4 M
  4. The California Endowment $24.2 M
  5. Comic Relief UK $16.2 M
  6. Ford Foundation $15.7 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $15.3 M
  8. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $9.9 M
  9. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $8.5 M
  10. Hivos $8.2 M
  11. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $3.2 M
  12. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $3.0 M
  13. The Henry Smith Charity $2.8 M
  14. The Skoll Foundation $2.5 M
  15. Stop AIDS Now $2.4 M
  16. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.2 M
  17. Tides Foundation $2.1 M
  18. EEA and Norway Grants $2.0 M
  19. Human Dignity Foundation $1.9 M
  20. Segal Family Foundation $1.8 M
  21. Public Welfare Foundation $1.8 M
  22. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.8 M
  23. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $1.7 M
  24. Fundación ONCE $1.7 M
  25. Trust for London $1.7 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$289.2 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
715 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $120.7 M
  2. Canada $35.8 M
  3. Sweden $33.6 M
  4. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $20.2 M
  5. European Union Institutions $14.4 M
  6. Norway $12.5 M
  7. Spain $9.6 M
  8. Belgium $7.4 M
  9. Finland $6.7 M
  10. Denmark $6.5 M
  11. Netherlands $5.2 M
  12. United States $4.1 M
  13. Germany $4.0 M
  14. Switzerland $2.6 M
  15. Australia $1.7 M
  16. France $1.4 M
  17. Ireland $722.0 K
  18. United Kingdom $640.6 K
  19. Austria $474.2 K
  20. Italy $319.7 K
  21. Korea $241.5 K
  22. New Zealand $184.8 K
  23. Iceland $114.6 K
  24. Luxembourg $42.7 K
  25. Slovak Republic $27.6 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$19,085,295 (7%)
165 Grants (8%)

Caribbean

$1,386,811 (1%)
23 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$14,014,982 (5%)
240 Grants (12%)

Global Programs

$40,112,384 (15%)
130 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$11,851,657 (4%)
162 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,045,086 (1%)
25 Grants (1%)

North America

$111,136,566 (42%)
693 Grants (35%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$48,834,763 (18%)
350 Grants (18%)

Western Europe

$28,992,554 (11%)
245 Grants (13%)

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.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants



  • 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
    Shack/Slum Dwellers International (South Africa)
    For work to help slum dwellers improve their living conditions.