4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

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

Top Foundation 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

Key Findings:
2012 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

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%)

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

  • Atlantic Philanthropies
    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
    International Detention Coalition (Australia)
    To prevent and limit the use of detention as a tool of migration management for refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants.