5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$114.0 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
1,070 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Foundation to Promote Open Society $11.6 M
  2. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $7.3 M
  3. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $6.1 M
  4. Alliance for Open Society International $5.0 M
  5. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.8 M
  6. Freedom House $4.6 M
  7. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $4.1 M
  8. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria $3.2 M
  9. National Endowment for Democracy $2.8 M
  10. Tides Foundation $2.7 M
  11. Comic Relief $2.6 M
  12. Ford Foundation $2.6 M
  13. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $2.4 M
  14. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $2.4 M
  15. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.4 M
  16. NoVo Foundation $2.1 M
  17. The Libra Foundation $2.1 M
  18. The Duke Endowment $2.0 M
  19. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $1.5 M
  20. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $1.4 M
  21. Oak Foundation $1.4 M
  22. Foundation for a Just Society $1.3 M
  23. Walton Family Foundation $1.3 M
  24. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $1.3 M
  25. The Skoll Foundation $1.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

5%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$197.1 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
637 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $34.7 M
  2. European Union Institutions $28.0 M
  3. United Kingdom $27.9 M
  4. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $16.3 M
  5. Sweden $13.0 M
  6. Australia $12.4 M
  7. Denmark $10.8 M
  8. Canada $10.6 M
  9. Norway $9.5 M
  10. Switzerland $8.6 M
  11. Germany $6.7 M
  12. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $6.2 M
  13. Netherlands $4.0 M
  14. Italy $1.6 M
  15. Finland $1.0 M
  16. Japan $1.0 M
  17. Ireland $929.7 K
  18. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $694.3 K
  19. Belgium $584.1 K
  20. Spain $500.4 K
  21. Korea $378.9 K
  22. New Zealand $343.9 K
  23. France $332.8 K
  24. Luxembourg $302.9 K
  25. Austria $227.4 K
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$5,715,176 (5%)
70 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$1,048,345 (1%)
11 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,671,190 (2%)
46 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$5,976,078 (5%)
40 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,101,574 (4%)
51 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,825,164 (2%)
35 Grants (3%)

North America

$74,372,839 (65%)
648 Grants (61%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$11,635,592 (10%)
100 Grants (9%)

Western Europe

$7,046,195 (6%)
85 Grants (8%)

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

  • Big Lottery Fund supported Who Cares Scotland in the United Kingdom to convene youth working in care across the United Ireland to advocate for greater legal protection and recognition of youth's rights.
  • Oak Foundation supported Socio-Legal Information Centre in India?s efforts to increase access to justice and legal redress for India's poor through a collective of lawyers and social activists.