6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$140.4 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
1,267 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $14.8 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $14.7 M
  3. Nationale Postcode Loterij $11.1 M
  4. Comic Relief $10.7 M
  5. Ford Foundation $9.6 M
  6. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.4 M
  7. Tides Foundation $4.4 M
  8. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $4.3 M
  9. Big Lottery Fund $4.0 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $3.3 M
  11. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.2 M
  12. King Baudouin Foundation United States $3.0 M
  13. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $2.8 M
  14. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $2.8 M
  15. The Tudor Trust $2.5 M
  16. Human Dignity Foundation $2.4 M
  17. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.1 M
  18. Public Welfare Foundation $1.9 M
  19. Foundation for a Just Society $1.9 M
  20. Foundation to Promote Open Society $1.7 M
  21. The Rockefeller Foundation $1.7 M
  22. Fund for Women's Equality $1.4 M
  23. American Jewish World Service $1.4 M
  24. Humanity United $1.4 M
  25. Meyer Memorial Trust $1.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$57.3 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
315 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $18.8 M
  2. European Union Institutions $8.3 M
  3. Norway $8.1 M
  4. Switzerland $7.2 M
  5. Belgium $4.7 M
  6. International Labour Organisation $2.7 M
  7. Finland $2.3 M
  8. Germany $2.2 M
  9. Denmark $1.1 M
  10. Spain $825.3 K
  11. Canada $466.3 K
  12. Sweden $166.5 K
  13. Netherlands $152.1 K
  14. Italy $151.7 K
  15. United Kingdom $80.4 K
  16. Austria $39.2 K
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $9.8 K
  18. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$13,215,172 (9%)
161 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$949,958 (1%)
13 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,179,241 (1%)
31 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$9,857,247 (7%)
40 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,752,165 (3%)
118 Grants (9%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,120,135 (3%)
39 Grants (3%)

North America

$48,916,206 (35%)
583 Grants (46%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$16,734,341 (12%)
164 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$41,124,362 (29%)
122 Grants (10%)

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

  • Fondo Accion Solidaria supported J√≥venes Artesanos de Iturbide in Mexico to address the trend of youth leaving the community to find work by creating economic opportunities through trainings on craft-making and recycling.
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation gave core support to Focus: HOPE in United States to combat social and economic inequalities across Michigan through workforce training, education opportunities, social supports, childcare, and food distribution services.