Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding

Supporting accountability, reconciliation, and redress in the context of large-scale past human rights abuses. Also includes grants related to violence against civilians in conflict and the promotion of peace.

2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$41.7 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Humanity United $4.52 M
  2. Cordaid $4.09 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $3.91 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $2.74 M
  5. New Israel Fund $2.55 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $2.46 M
  7. Ford Foundation $2.20 M
  8. Hivos $1.68 M
  9. Mensen met een Missie $1.53 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $1.42 M
  11. American Jewish World Service $1.22 M
  12. Catalyst for Peace $1.05 M
  13. EEA and Norway Grants $0.96 M
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.95 M
  15. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $0.90 M
  16. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $0.84 M
  17. Comic Relief $0.73 M
  18. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $0.73 M
  19. Fund For Global Human Rights $0.71 M
  20. Nationale Postcode Loterij $0.66 M
  21. TrustAfrica $0.58 M
  22. Annenberg Foundation $0.50 M
  23. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $0.48 M
  24. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $0.39 M
  25. Foundation Open Society Institute - Switzerland $0.36 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

4%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$166.2 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $36.64 M
  2. European Union Institutions $25.83 M
  3. United Kingdom $22.05 M
  4. Norway $15.21 M
  5. Switzerland $11.09 M
  6. United States $10.03 M
  7. Australia $8.12 M
  8. Canada $7.95 M
  9. Denmark $6.28 M
  10. Finland $5.67 M
  11. Belgium $4.53 M
  12. Germany $4.27 M
  13. Spain $2.58 M
  14. Netherlands $2.13 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.30 M
  16. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $0.72 M
  17. Italy $0.53 M
  18. Portugal $0.30 M
  19. Japan $0.20 M
  20. Poland $0.19 M
  21. Romania $0.19 M
  22. Slovak Republic $0.10 M
  23. Ireland $0.08 M
  24. Austria $0.07 M
  25. Luxembourg $0.06 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$4,875,745 (12%)
82 Grants (15%)

Caribbean

$535,247 (1%)
6 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,583,590 (6%)
54 Grants (10%)

Global Programs

$7,313,350 (18%)
44 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,655,211 (11%)
67 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,808,687 (9%)
68 Grants (12%)

North America

$4,500,696 (11%)
61 Grants (11%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$11,820,482 (28%)
161 Grants (29%)

Western Europe

$2,398,705 (6%)
29 Grants (5%)

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

Women & Girls

$8,827,855 (21%)
149 Grants (27%)

Children & Youth

$5,127,870 (12%)
77 Grants (14%)

Migrants & Refugees

$1,637,191 (4%)
31 Grants (6%)

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

Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

$15,791,483 (38%)
191 Grants (34%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$6,773,626 (16%)
103 Grants (19%)

Research and Documentation

$5,542,474 (13%)
64 Grants (12%)

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

  • Catalyst for Peace supported Fambul Tok International in Sierra Leone to run a national program to mobilize community-owned and -led reconciliation, engaging rural, indigenous populations to achieve development and sustainable peace.
  • The Mediterranean Women's Fund supported ANIMA Centar za Zenske i Mirovno Obrazovanje in Montenegro for work on transitional justice and the feminist ethic of care in post-conflict zones.

Case Studies