5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$126.3 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
1,037 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $24.2 M
  2. Nationale Postcode Loterij $22.7 M
  3. Carnegie Corporation of New York $8.8 M
  4. NEO Philanthropy $7.3 M
  5. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $7.0 M
  6. Unbound Philanthropy $5.0 M
  7. The New York Community Trust $3.6 M
  8. Foundation to Promote Open Society $3.3 M
  9. Oak Foundation $3.3 M
  10. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.1 M
  11. The James Irvine Foundation $3.1 M
  12. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $2.9 M
  13. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.2 M
  14. Big Lottery Fund $2.1 M
  15. Comic Relief $1.9 M
  16. Marguerite Casey Foundation $1.9 M
  17. The San Francisco Foundation $1.8 M
  18. The Tudor Trust $1.8 M
  19. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $1.7 M
  20. Tides Foundation $1.4 M
  21. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $1.4 M
  22. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $1.3 M
  23. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $1.2 M
  24. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.0 M
  25. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $993.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$116.3 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
297 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Norway $38.1 M
  2. United States $32.6 M
  3. European Union Institutions $24.7 M
  4. Belgium $5.9 M
  5. International Labour Organisation $3.7 M
  6. Switzerland $2.8 M
  7. Australia $2.2 M
  8. Canada $1.5 M
  9. Italy $1.4 M
  10. Germany $1.2 M
  11. United Kingdom $530.8 K
  12. Spain $445.7 K
  13. Netherlands $261.2 K
  14. Finland $260.9 K
  15. France $191.9 K
  16. Slovak Republic $168.6 K
  17. Iceland $132.3 K
  18. Ireland $130.7 K
  19. Japan $76.5 K
  20. Sweden $37.7 K
  21. Austria $33.1 K
  22. Luxembourg $27.7 K
  23. Slovenia $26.6 K
  24. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$1,536,871 (1%)
38 Grants (4%)

Caribbean

$333,099 (0%)
10 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,075,379 (1%)
22 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$30,771,305 (24%)
78 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$6,994,824 (6%)
60 Grants (6%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,737,324 (1%)
39 Grants (4%)

North America

$66,901,166 (53%)
576 Grants (56%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$1,032,126 (1%)
20 Grants (2%)

Western Europe

$18,985,008 (15%)
216 Grants (21%)

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

  • Big Lottery Fund
    Hillingdon Refugee Support Group (United Kingdom)
    To offer activities responding to the trauma of unaccompanied asylum seekers and young refugees living in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
  • Ford Foundation
    AVINA Americas (Central America)
    To oversee the Central American and Mexico Migration Alliance, a grantmaking collaborative which furthers migrants' rights and sustainable regional migration and development policies.