3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$57.3 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
467 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $11.9 M
  2. Anonymous $5.7 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $5.7 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $4.7 M
  5. Marguerite Casey Foundation $2.9 M
  6. Public Interest Projects $2.9 M
  7. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $2.4 M
  8. Carnegie Corporation of New York $2.1 M
  9. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $1.9 M
  10. The New York Community Trust $975.0 K
  11. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $925.0 K
  12. King Baudouin Foundation $828.1 K
  13. The California Endowment $788.5 K
  14. Unbound Philanthropy $756.3 K
  15. The JPB Foundation $750.0 K
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $630.8 K
  17. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $595.0 K
  18. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $545.0 K
  19. Public Welfare Foundation $450.0 K
  20. The Oak Foundation $445.0 K
  21. Tides Foundation $444.0 K
  22. Arcus Foundation $440.0 K
  23. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $425.2 K
  24. Hivos $417.6 K
  25. The James Irvine Foundation $375.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$100.1 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
284 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $31.0 M
  2. European Union Institutions $18.6 M
  3. Sweden $17.4 M
  4. Canada $6.4 M
  5. United Kingdom $4.0 M
  6. Spain $3.9 M
  7. Japan $3.7 M
  8. Norway $3.1 M
  9. OPEC Fund for International Development $3.0 M
  10. Denmark $2.8 M
  11. Switzerland $1.6 M
  12. Ireland $1.4 M
  13. Italy $1.2 M
  14. Germany $864.3 K
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $374.0 K
  16. Netherlands $270.3 K
  17. Finland $263.9 K
  18. Belgium $118.2 K
  19. Iceland $39.5 K
  20. Austria $35.7 K
  21. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$517,570 (1%)
17 Grants (4%)

Caribbean

$143,000 (0%)
6 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$150,076 (0%)
5 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$4,754,175 (8%)
30 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$1,190,711 (2%)
21 Grants (4%)

Middle East & North Africa

$504,128 (1%)
7 Grants (1%)

North America

$41,419,944 (72%)
328 Grants (70%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$5,712,316 (10%)
10 Grants (2%)

Western Europe

$3,398,752 (6%)
52 Grants (11%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • Unbound Philanthropy
    National Immigration Law Center (United States)
    For the United We Dream Network, a youth-led organizing project that advocates for immigration reform and expanded access to education for undocumented immigrants.
  • Trust for London
    Migrants Resource Center (England)
    To cover the salary expenses of a staff person who will carry out complex immigration casework and represent refugees and asylum seekers at immigration Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeals, and the European Court of Justice.