13%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$314.6 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
2,187 Grants

Top Funders

  1. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $43.0 M
  2. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $39.4 M
  3. Nationale Postcode Loterij $35.5 M
  4. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $32.4 M
  5. Comic Relief $20.3 M
  6. Big Lottery Fund $17.4 M
  7. The California Endowment $14.4 M
  8. Oak Foundation $14.3 M
  9. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $14.0 M
  10. GE Foundation $14.0 M
  11. Tides Foundation $11.3 M
  12. Elton John AIDS Foundation $6.9 M
  13. The Rockefeller Foundation $4.6 M
  14. ViiV Healthcare $4.2 M
  15. The Tudor Trust $3.8 M
  16. Ford Foundation $3.7 M
  17. Stop AIDS Now $3.5 M
  18. NoVo Foundation $3.3 M
  19. The San Francisco Foundation $3.2 M
  20. Bridge House Estates $3.1 M
  21. EEA and Norway Grants $3.0 M
  22. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.8 M
  23. Segal Family Foundation $2.7 M
  24. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation $2.6 M
  25. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

7%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$246.3 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
1,034 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $95.0 M
  2. Canada $28.4 M
  3. United States $19.3 M
  4. Sweden $18.5 M
  5. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $10.6 M
  6. Belgium $10.5 M
  7. Spain $10.5 M
  8. Netherlands $9.7 M
  9. Norway $8.0 M
  10. European Union Institutions $7.9 M
  11. Finland $7.1 M
  12. World Health Organization (WHO) $4.9 M
  13. Germany $3.9 M
  14. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $3.5 M
  15. Switzerland $2.3 M
  16. Australia $2.1 M
  17. Italy $1.9 M
  18. Ireland $1.2 M
  19. Korea $582.6 K
  20. Inter-American Development Bank $262.7 K
  21. Iceland $106.1 K
  22. Czech Republic $61.0 K
  23. Austria $44.4 K
  24. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $44.1 K
  25. United Kingdom $35.4 K
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$11,565,457 (4%)
195 Grants (9%)

Caribbean

$1,180,913 (0%)
21 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$6,502,114 (2%)
112 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$35,044,749 (11%)
90 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,914,336 (2%)
142 Grants (6%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,968,349 (1%)
44 Grants (2%)

North America

$136,153,485 (43%)
820 Grants (37%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$58,106,135 (18%)
406 Grants (19%)

Western Europe

$47,365,220 (15%)
372 Grants (17%)

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

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.

Strategy Focus

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation supported the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust in South Africa to increase access to quality health care and prevention for South African Children.
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy in the United States to raise the global profile of access to antibiotics across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.