4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$71.5 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
746 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $19.4 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $8.9 M
  3. Carnegie Corporation of New York $7.9 M
  4. Unbound Philanthropy $5.6 M
  5. NEO Philanthropy $5.2 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $3.5 M
  7. The Atlantic Philanthropies $3.3 M
  8. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $2.8 M
  9. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.6 M
  10. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.4 M
  11. The JPB Foundation $1.4 M
  12. Human Dignity Foundation $1.2 M
  13. Trust for London $1.0 M
  14. Marguerite Casey Foundation $880.0 K
  15. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $784.4 K
  16. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $712.0 K
  17. The James Irvine Foundation $650.0 K
  18. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $615.0 K
  19. Comic Relief UK $576.8 K
  20. The Henry Smith Charity $568.2 K
  21. The New York Community Trust $464.5 K
  22. The Grove Foundation $440.0 K
  23. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $420.0 K
  24. Anonymous $385.7 K
  25. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $363.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$73.7 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights
258 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $25.7 M
  2. United States $18.4 M
  3. United Kingdom $6.3 M
  4. Australia $4.7 M
  5. Canada $3.4 M
  6. Switzerland $3.3 M
  7. Norway $3.1 M
  8. Denmark $2.0 M
  9. Sweden $1.6 M
  10. Spain $1.4 M
  11. Belgium $1.4 M
  12. Germany $1.2 M
  13. Finland $378.5 K
  14. Netherlands $356.7 K
  15. Italy $294.6 K
  16. Austria $79.6 K
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $10.0 K
  18. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$3,195,031 (4%)
34 Grants (5%)

Caribbean

$545,000 (1%)
2 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$705,966 (1%)
7 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$7,352,789 (10%)
23 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,154,700 (6%)
22 Grants (3%)

Middle East & North Africa

$498,070 (1%)
19 Grants (3%)

North America

$45,731,738 (64%)
511 Grants (68%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$708,536 (1%)
14 Grants (2%)

Western Europe

$10,978,176 (15%)
122 Grants (16%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • Atlantic Philanthropies supported the Immigrant Council of Ireland to improve human rights protections and access to services for immigrants through legislative reform and the provision of reliable information.
  • The Oak Foundation supported International Detention Coalition in Australia to prevent and limit the use of detention as a tool of migration management for refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants.