6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$135.5 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
1,136 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $27.7 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $16.7 M
  3. Nationale Postcode Loterij $15.5 M
  4. The Atlantic Philanthropies $13.9 M
  5. NEO Philanthropy $13.5 M
  6. Carnegie Corporation of New York $8.3 M
  7. The JPB Foundation $5.9 M
  8. Unbound Philanthropy $5.2 M
  9. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $4.2 M
  10. The James Irvine Foundation $2.6 M
  11. The Oak Foundation $2.5 M
  12. The New York Community Trust $2.3 M
  13. Trust for London $2.2 M
  14. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $2.1 M
  15. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.7 M
  16. Avina Americas $1.6 M
  17. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.3 M
  18. The Henry Smith Charity $1.2 M
  19. Marguerite Casey Foundation $1.2 M
  20. Omidyar Network Fund $1.1 M
  21. Colcom Foundation $990.0 K
  22. Moriah Fund $850.0 K
  23. The Northern Rock Foundation $762.0 K
  24. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $743.0 K
  25. California Community Foundation $740.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

4%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$147.7 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
319 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Norway $58.5 M
  2. European Union Institutions $26.6 M
  3. United States $24.4 M
  4. Canada $7.4 M
  5. United Kingdom $7.2 M
  6. Italy $5.4 M
  7. France $4.6 M
  8. Switzerland $4.1 M
  9. Denmark $3.7 M
  10. Germany $1.5 M
  11. Netherlands $1.2 M
  12. Spain $1.1 M
  13. Belgium $697.1 K
  14. Australia $578.8 K
  15. Ireland $308.9 K
  16. Finland $304.0 K
  17. Iceland $137.4 K
  18. Austria $34.0 K
  19. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$908,852 (1%)
33 Grants (3%)

Caribbean

$79,000 (0%)
3 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$763,007 (1%)
14 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$12,674,383 (9%)
52 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$8,220,037 (6%)
57 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,351,910 (2%)
41 Grants (4%)

North America

$85,068,335 (63%)
718 Grants (63%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$2,187,642 (2%)
25 Grants (2%)

Western Europe

$26,718,337 (20%)
220 Grants (19%)

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.

Strategy Focus

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • The Open Society Foundations supported Alliance for Citizenship in the USA to win humane immigration reform that puts 11 million undocumented immigrants on the road to citizenship.
  • to advocate for the protection of the rights of displaced indigenous peoples in land reform processes through a series of meetings with community leaders, a multi-stakeholder task force including provincial authorities, and a position paper for submission to the national commission on land reform.