1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$16.3 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
123 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Oak Foundation $3.5 M
  2. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.4 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $2.2 M
  4. National Endowment for Democracy $1.6 M
  5. Humanity United $1.5 M
  6. Ford Foundation $900.0 K
  7. Catalyst for Peace $842.7 K
  8. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $785.6 K
  9. American Jewish World Service $625.0 K
  10. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $565.0 K
  11. Anonymous 5 $300.0 K
  12. U.S. Institute of Peace $256.6 K
  13. TrustAfrica $171.4 K
  14. Mensen met een Missie $157.4 K
  15. Fund For Global Human Rights $155.0 K
  16. Tides Foundation $126.0 K
  17. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $100.0 K
  18. Stichting DOEN $90.0 K
  19. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $87.2 K
  20. The Charina Endowment Fund $84.0 K
  21. Cordaid $81.5 K
  22. Dietel Partners $70.0 K
  23. Mama Cash $45.0 K
  24. Arab Human Rights Fund $40.0 K
  25. The Tinsley Foundation $39.6 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

4%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$125.8 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights
535 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Norway $17.7 M
  2. Sweden $17.4 M
  3. European Union Institutions $15.5 M
  4. United States $14.7 M
  5. Canada $13.3 M
  6. Australia $9.4 M
  7. Switzerland $8.7 M
  8. Germany $5.5 M
  9. Belgium $5.0 M
  10. Finland $3.7 M
  11. United Kingdom $3.7 M
  12. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $3.4 M
  13. Spain $2.8 M
  14. Netherlands $1.8 M
  15. Denmark $1.1 M
  16. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $753.1 K
  17. France $483.1 K
  18. Italy $202.5 K
  19. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $166.9 K
  20. Portugal $120.8 K
  21. Luxembourg $102.8 K
  22. Ireland $19.3 K
  23. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$1,075,644 (7%)
20 Grants (16%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$821,557 (5%)
10 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$5,969,000 (37%)
20 Grants (16%)

Latin America & Mexico

$1,172,154 (7%)
17 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,256,539 (14%)
11 Grants (9%)

North America

$810,575 (5%)
3 Grants (2%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$3,972,788 (24%)
41 Grants (33%)

Western Europe

$319,000 (2%)
4 Grants (3%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • KIOS-The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights
    Programme d'Integration et de developpement des Peuples Pygmees au Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
    To develop an early warning system for the prevention of violence and genocide and to strengthen human rights documentation and advocacy in support of indigenous peoples' rights.
  • American Jewish World Service
    Taller Abierto (Colombia)
    To empower grassroots peacebuilding organizations and networks of displaced women and youth by providing legal services, media outreach, and community-needs assessments.