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.

4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$71.5 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Of this 4%
79% Right to a Nationality and Freedom to Change Nationality
21% Right to Asylum in Other Countries from Persecution

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $19.36 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $8.92 M
  3. Carnegie Corporation of New York $7.90 M
  4. Unbound Philanthropy $5.61 M
  5. NEO Philanthropy $5.22 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $3.46 M
  7. The Atlantic Philanthropies $3.33 M
  8. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $2.78 M
  9. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.65 M
  10. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.43 M
  11. The JPB Foundation $1.35 M
  12. Human Dignity Foundation $1.19 M
  13. Trust for London $1.04 M
  14. Marguerite Casey Foundation $0.88 M
  15. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.78 M
  16. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $0.71 M
  17. The James Irvine Foundation $0.65 M
  18. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $0.62 M
  19. Comic Relief UK $0.58 M
  20. The Henry Smith Charity $0.57 M
  21. The New York Community Trust $0.46 M
  22. The Grove Foundation $0.44 M
  23. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $0.42 M
  24. Anonymous $0.39 M
  25. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $0.36 M
  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

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $25.71 M
  2. United States $18.36 M
  3. United Kingdom $6.34 M
  4. Australia $4.71 M
  5. Canada $3.40 M
  6. Switzerland $3.31 M
  7. Norway $3.13 M
  8. Denmark $2.02 M
  9. Sweden $1.63 M
  10. Spain $1.42 M
  11. Belgium $1.40 M
  12. Germany $1.18 M
  13. Finland $0.38 M
  14. Netherlands $0.36 M
  15. Italy $0.29 M
  16. Austria $0.08 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.01 M
  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

Migrants & Refugees

$71,344,521 (100%)
739 Grants (99%)

Economically Disadvantaged

$44,204,822 (62%)
365 Grants (49%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$34,713,564 (49%)
350 Grants (47%)

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.

Case Studies