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

$29.3 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $10.35 M
  2. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.84 M
  3. Tides Foundation $2.60 M
  4. Google.org $2.50 M
  5. Humanity United $2.27 M
  6. National Endowment for Democracy $1.82 M
  7. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.55 M
  8. Anonymous $1.25 M
  9. The Oak Foundation $0.83 M
  10. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $0.53 M
  11. Ford Foundation $0.49 M
  12. Cordaid $0.39 M
  13. Marguerite Casey Foundation $0.20 M
  14. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $0.19 M
  15. American Jewish World Service $0.15 M
  16. Mama Cash $0.14 M
  17. Mensen met een Missie $0.13 M
  18. U.S. Institute of Peace $0.13 M
  19. Surdna Foundation $0.12 M
  20. Annenberg Foundation $0.10 M
  21. Compton Foundation $0.09 M
  22. Connect U.S. Fund $0.08 M
  23. TrustAfrica $0.07 M
  24. Peace Direct $0.06 M
  25. Hivos $0.06 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$114.4 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Norway $20.93 M
  2. Canada $17.16 M
  3. United States $15.19 M
  4. European Union Institutions $13.20 M
  5. Sweden $11.09 M
  6. Switzerland $10.16 M
  7. Germany $6.88 M
  8. Spain $6.32 M
  9. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $2.63 M
  10. Finland $2.57 M
  11. United Kingdom $2.53 M
  12. Denmark $2.03 M
  13. Netherlands $1.32 M
  14. Belgium $0.69 M
  15. France $0.60 M
  16. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.37 M
  17. Italy $0.27 M
  18. New Zealand $0.23 M
  19. Ireland $0.12 M
  20. Luxembourg $0.07 M
  21. Czech Republic $0.01 M
  22. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$1,202,547 (4%)
16 Grants (13%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,288,942 (8%)
13 Grants (10%)

Global Programs

$9,930,061 (34%)
27 Grants (21%)

Latin America & Mexico

$290,000 (1%)
6 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$6,949,620 (24%)
14 Grants (11%)

North America

$1,136,975 (4%)
9 Grants (7%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$8,362,155 (29%)
50 Grants (39%)

Western Europe

$883,605 (3%)
4 Grants (3%)

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

Crime or Abuse Victims

$9,583,884 (33%)
47 Grants (37%)

Children & Youth

$2,604,603 (9%)
15 Grants (12%)

Economically Disadvantaged

$2,561,097 (9%)
10 Grants (8%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • Arab Human Rights Fund gave to Gulf Civil Society Associations Forum in Kuwait to address the causes and effects of the Arab revolts from a human rights perspective, with emphasis on the role of the civil society.
  • Fund for Global Human Rights gave to Centro de Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos in Guatemala to provide legal support to indigenous communities in order to prosecute senior officials of two past administrations for genocide and other crimes against Guatemala's indigenous peoples.

Case Studies