2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$41.7 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
554 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Humanity United $4.5 M
  2. Cordaid $4.1 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $3.9 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $2.7 M
  5. New Israel Fund $2.6 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $2.5 M
  7. Ford Foundation $2.2 M
  8. Hivos $1.7 M
  9. Mensen met een Missie $1.5 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $1.4 M
  11. American Jewish World Service $1.2 M
  12. Catalyst for Peace $1.0 M
  13. EEA and Norway Grants $959.7 K
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $946.4 K
  15. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $900.0 K
  16. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $844.0 K
  17. Comic Relief $732.1 K
  18. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $727.0 K
  19. Fund For Global Human Rights $710.5 K
  20. Nationale Postcode Loterij $664.0 K
  21. TrustAfrica $582.5 K
  22. Annenberg Foundation $500.0 K
  23. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $484.9 K
  24. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $385.7 K
  25. Foundation Open Society Institute - Switzerland $360.8 K
  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
630 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $36.6 M
  2. European Union Institutions $25.8 M
  3. United Kingdom $22.1 M
  4. Norway $15.2 M
  5. Switzerland $11.1 M
  6. United States $10.0 M
  7. Australia $8.1 M
  8. Canada $8.0 M
  9. Denmark $6.3 M
  10. Finland $5.7 M
  11. Belgium $4.5 M
  12. Germany $4.3 M
  13. Spain $2.6 M
  14. Netherlands $2.1 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.3 M
  16. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $717.0 K
  17. Italy $525.3 K
  18. Portugal $298.0 K
  19. Japan $200.0 K
  20. Poland $193.3 K
  21. Romania $189.4 K
  22. Slovak Republic $98.2 K
  23. Ireland $80.9 K
  24. Austria $66.3 K
  25. Luxembourg $64.4 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

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%)

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.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • Catalyst for Peace
    Fambul Tok International (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
    ANIMA Centar za Zenske i Mirovno Obrazovanje (Montenegro)
    For work on transitional justice and the feminist ethic of care in post-conflict zones.