5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

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

Top 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

Regional Focus

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%)

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

  • Big Lottery Fund supported Hillingdon Refugee Support Group in the 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 supported AVINA Americas in 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.