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

$40.4 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. The International Development Research Centre $4.16 M
  2. Ford Foundation $4.03 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $3.75 M
  4. Nationale Postcode Loterij $3.65 M
  5. The Oak Foundation $3.51 M
  6. National Endowment for Democracy $3.40 M
  7. Hivos $2.00 M
  8. Humanity United $1.69 M
  9. The Skoll Foundation $1.50 M
  10. American Jewish World Service $1.37 M
  11. Catalyst for Peace $1.07 M
  12. Cordaid $0.97 M
  13. Surdna Foundation $0.92 M
  14. The Atlantic Philanthropies $0.82 M
  15. Tides Foundation $0.69 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.51 M
  17. Fund For Global Human Rights $0.46 M
  18. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $0.42 M
  19. TrustAfrica $0.39 M
  20. Mensen met een Missie $0.37 M
  21. U.S. Institute of Peace $0.35 M
  22. New Israel Fund $0.33 M
  23. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $0.33 M
  24. Comic Relief UK $0.31 M
  25. Weingart Foundation $0.30 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

4%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$148 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $25.28 M
  2. European Union Institutions $23.10 M
  3. Norway $18.16 M
  4. United Kingdom $17.23 M
  5. United States $16.26 M
  6. Canada $14.26 M
  7. Switzerland $10.58 M
  8. Finland $5.74 M
  9. Australia $5.13 M
  10. Germany $3.72 M
  11. Spain $2.95 M
  12. Denmark $1.07 M
  13. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $1.04 M
  14. Netherlands $0.99 M
  15. Italy $0.93 M
  16. Belgium $0.58 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.55 M
  18. Ireland $0.13 M
  19. Portugal $0.12 M
  20. Estonia $0.08 M
  21. Luxembourg $0.06 M
  22. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $0.06 M
  23. France $0.02 M
  24. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$3,085,586 (8%)
51 Grants (12%)

Caribbean

$967,380 (2%)
4 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,302,911 (8%)
39 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$10,023,964 (25%)
45 Grants (10%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,386,610 (13%)
49 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,862,625 (10%)
36 Grants (8%)

North America

$4,723,490 (12%)
74 Grants (17%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$13,378,492 (33%)
131 Grants (30%)

Western Europe

$1,712,641 (4%)
20 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

$6,143,484 (15%)
111 Grants (26%)

Children & Youth

$4,369,143 (11%)
83 Grants (19%)

Indigenous Peoples

$1,459,993 (4%)
16 Grants (4%)

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

$10,200,502 (25%)
88 Grants (20%)

Research and Documentation

$9,176,337 (23%)
66 Grants (15%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$5,618,059 (14%)
68 Grants (16%)

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