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.

1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$16.3 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. The Oak Foundation $3.47 M
  2. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.40 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $2.16 M
  4. National Endowment for Democracy $1.60 M
  5. Humanity United $1.46 M
  6. Ford Foundation $0.90 M
  7. Catalyst for Peace $0.84 M
  8. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $0.79 M
  9. American Jewish World Service $0.63 M
  10. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $0.57 M
  11. Anonymous 5 $0.30 M
  12. U.S. Institute of Peace $0.26 M
  13. TrustAfrica $0.17 M
  14. Mensen met een Missie $0.16 M
  15. Fund For Global Human Rights $0.16 M
  16. Tides Foundation $0.13 M
  17. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $0.10 M
  18. Stichting DOEN $0.09 M
  19. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $0.09 M
  20. The Charina Endowment Fund $0.08 M
  21. Cordaid $0.08 M
  22. Dietel Partners $0.07 M
  23. Mama Cash $0.04 M
  24. Arab Human Rights Fund $0.04 M
  25. The Tinsley Foundation $0.04 M
  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

Top Funders

  1. Norway $17.73 M
  2. Sweden $17.41 M
  3. European Union Institutions $15.53 M
  4. United States $14.74 M
  5. Canada $13.33 M
  6. Australia $9.38 M
  7. Switzerland $8.66 M
  8. Germany $5.52 M
  9. Belgium $5.05 M
  10. Finland $3.72 M
  11. United Kingdom $3.72 M
  12. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $3.38 M
  13. Spain $2.83 M
  14. Netherlands $1.84 M
  15. Denmark $1.11 M
  16. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.75 M
  17. France $0.48 M
  18. Italy $0.20 M
  19. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $0.17 M
  20. Portugal $0.12 M
  21. Luxembourg $0.10 M
  22. Ireland $0.02 M
  23. M = Millions

Regional Focus

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%)

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

$6,733,099 (41%)
51 Grants (41%)

Women & Girls

$3,515,131 (22%)
37 Grants (30%)

Economically Disadvantaged

$1,661,105 (10%)
17 Grants (14%)

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

  • KIOS-The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights supported Programme d'Integration et de developpement des Peuples Pygmees au Kivu in the 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 supported Taller Abierto in Colombia to empower grassroots peacebuilding organizations and networks of displaced women and youth by providing legal services, media outreach, and community-needs assessments.

Case Studies