6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$149.0 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
1,224 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $31.1 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $16.8 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $16.1 M
  4. NoVo Foundation $12.1 M
  5. EEA and Norway Grants $8.3 M
  6. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $6.4 M
  7. Public Welfare Foundation $5.5 M
  8. Open Society Foundations $4.9 M
  9. New Israel Fund $4.0 M
  10. Cordaid $3.5 M
  11. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.7 M
  12. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $2.1 M
  13. Trust for London $1.9 M
  14. Comic Relief $1.8 M
  15. American Jewish World Service $1.6 M
  16. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.6 M
  17. Avina Americas $1.5 M
  18. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $1.4 M
  19. Surdna Foundation $1.4 M
  20. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $1.3 M
  21. The Rockefeller Foundation $1.1 M
  22. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $1.1 M
  23. Hivos $967.0 K
  24. Marguerite Casey Foundation $885.0 K
  25. Mama Cash $796.8 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$53.4 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
212 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $18.9 M
  2. Norway $11.6 M
  3. Germany $3.7 M
  4. Belgium $3.7 M
  5. Switzerland $3.5 M
  6. Canada $3.1 M
  7. Finland $3.0 M
  8. European Union Institutions $2.9 M
  9. Spain $1.1 M
  10. Denmark $796.4 K
  11. France $356.9 K
  12. Netherlands $182.3 K
  13. Sweden $168.8 K
  14. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $168.1 K
  15. Austria $78.3 K
  16. United Kingdom $25.4 K
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $7.0 K
  18. Australia $858
  19. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$9,249,638 (6%)
128 Grants (10%)

Caribbean

$1,110,539 (1%)
7 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$8,900,413 (6%)
134 Grants (11%)

Global Programs

$5,378,991 (4%)
31 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$11,806,930 (8%)
161 Grants (13%)

Middle East & North Africa

$8,224,942 (6%)
139 Grants (11%)

North America

$87,685,512 (59%)
425 Grants (35%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$11,744,603 (8%)
127 Grants (10%)

Western Europe

$9,905,366 (7%)
101 Grants (8%)

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

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    Solidarity Center (United States)
    To educate and empower Haitian migrant workers to exercise their rights under Dominican law; strengthen the capacity of Dominican and Haitian unions to advocate for respect for the rights of migrant workers; and improve access to justice for migrant workers who are denied fundamental labor rights.
  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
    National Domestic Workers Alliance (United States)
    To transform the domestic care industry by improving standards, developing domestic workers as leaders, conducting studies, and advocating for reform measures.