6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

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

Top Foundation 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

Key Findings:
2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

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%)

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.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • The Open Society Foundations
    Alliance for Citizenship (United States)
    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.