5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$140.4 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
972 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $19.3 M
  2. Ford Foundation $19.0 M
  3. The JPB Foundation $11.2 M
  4. NEO Philanthropy $10.9 M
  5. Open Society Foundations $10.4 M
  6. The Atlantic Philanthropies $9.8 M
  7. Carnegie Corporation of New York $9.4 M
  8. The Oak Foundation $8.1 M
  9. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $7.2 M
  10. Unbound Philanthropy $5.2 M
  11. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $4.5 M
  12. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $3.3 M
  13. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $3.3 M
  14. The James Irvine Foundation $2.9 M
  15. Tides Foundation $2.4 M
  16. Avina Americas $2.2 M
  17. EEA and Norway Grants $1.5 M
  18. Trust for London $1.3 M
  19. Marguerite Casey Foundation $1.3 M
  20. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.2 M
  21. Colcom Foundation $1.1 M
  22. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $1.0 M
  23. Comic Relief $992.9 K
  24. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $938.6 K
  25. Moriah Fund $930.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$124.4 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
261 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Norway $52.5 M
  2. United States $27.9 M
  3. European Union Institutions $25.3 M
  4. Canada $6.4 M
  5. Switzerland $3.6 M
  6. Japan $3.0 M
  7. Germany $1.2 M
  8. Finland $1.2 M
  9. Belgium $1.1 M
  10. Australia $631.0 K
  11. Spain $487.0 K
  12. France $265.6 K
  13. Italy $210.1 K
  14. Ireland $194.2 K
  15. Iceland $159.6 K
  16. Netherlands $109.7 K
  17. Greece $66.3 K
  18. United Kingdom $58.6 K
  19. Sweden $33.4 K
  20. Slovak Republic $18.6 K
  21. Austria $14.8 K
  22. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$2,023,998 (1%)
22 Grants (2%)

Caribbean

$409,900 (0%)
2 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,485,167 (2%)
23 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$12,183,478 (9%)
33 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$8,455,872 (6%)
47 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,071,573 (1%)
46 Grants (5%)

North America

$79,314,468 (56%)
612 Grants (63%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$2,213,890 (2%)
23 Grants (2%)

Western Europe

$33,632,532 (24%)
196 Grants (20%)

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.