Migration and Displacement

Supporting the right to free movement within a country and to leave and return, asylum in other countries from persecution, and nationality and the freedom to change it. Includes support for refugees to leave their own countries and migrate to other countries of their choice, and aid to refugees who have been forced from their area or country of origin.

3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$57.3 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 3%
91% Right to a Nationality and Freedom to Change Nationality
9% Right to Asylum in Other Countries from Persecution

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $11.89 M
  2. Anonymous $5.71 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $5.70 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $4.66 M
  5. Marguerite Casey Foundation $2.94 M
  6. Public Interest Projects $2.87 M
  7. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $2.38 M
  8. Carnegie Corporation of New York $2.13 M
  9. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $1.95 M
  10. The New York Community Trust $0.98 M
  11. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $0.93 M
  12. King Baudouin Foundation $0.83 M
  13. The California Endowment $0.79 M
  14. Unbound Philanthropy $0.76 M
  15. The JPB Foundation $0.75 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.63 M
  17. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $0.60 M
  18. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $0.55 M
  19. Public Welfare Foundation $0.45 M
  20. The Oak Foundation $0.45 M
  21. Tides Foundation $0.44 M
  22. Arcus Foundation $0.44 M
  23. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $0.43 M
  24. Hivos $0.42 M
  25. The James Irvine Foundation $0.38 M
  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

Top Funders

  1. United States $30.99 M
  2. European Union Institutions $18.59 M
  3. Sweden $17.41 M
  4. Canada $6.42 M
  5. United Kingdom $4.01 M
  6. Spain $3.89 M
  7. Japan $3.70 M
  8. Norway $3.07 M
  9. OPEC Fund for International Development $3.00 M
  10. Denmark $2.85 M
  11. Switzerland $1.62 M
  12. Ireland $1.39 M
  13. Italy $1.15 M
  14. Germany $0.86 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.37 M
  16. Netherlands $0.27 M
  17. Finland $0.26 M
  18. Belgium $0.12 M
  19. Iceland $0.04 M
  20. Austria $0.04 M
  21. M = Millions

Regional Focus

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%)

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

Migrants & Refugees

$57,342,140 (100%)
467 Grants (100%)

Economically Disadvantaged

$37,046,133 (65%)
239 Grants (51%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$34,507,074 (60%)
256 Grants (55%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • Unbound Philanthropy gave to National Immigration Law Center in the USA 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 gave to Migrants Resource Center in 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.

Case Studies