2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$51.6 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
656 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Oak Foundation $6.8 M
  2. Humanity United $4.2 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $3.7 M
  4. Ford Foundation $3.2 M
  5. The Skoll Foundation $3.1 M
  6. International Development Research Centre $2.8 M
  7. Foundation to Promote Open Society $2.5 M
  8. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $2.5 M
  9. Fund For Global Human Rights $2.5 M
  10. Cordaid $1.6 M
  11. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.5 M
  12. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.5 M
  13. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.4 M
  14. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.4 M
  15. NoVo Foundation $1.1 M
  16. Catalyst for Peace $1.0 M
  17. New Israel Foundation $905.1 K
  18. U.S. Institute of Peace $852.2 K
  19. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $848.4 K
  20. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $821.5 K
  21. Mensen met een Missie $771.9 K
  22. Carnegie Corporation of New York $745.1 K
  23. Peace Direct $697.4 K
  24. TrustAfrica $687.0 K
  25. American Jewish World Service $611.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

5%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$188.6 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
614 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United Kingdom $42.5 M
  2. Sweden $31.3 M
  3. European Union Institutions $27.4 M
  4. United States $25.5 M
  5. Canada $11.3 M
  6. Switzerland $11.0 M
  7. Norway $10.6 M
  8. Finland $5.6 M
  9. Japan $4.9 M
  10. Denmark $3.9 M
  11. Germany $3.6 M
  12. Australia $2.5 M
  13. Spain $2.1 M
  14. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $1.7 M
  15. Netherlands $1.4 M
  16. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $854.2 K
  17. France $638.9 K
  18. Italy $453.7 K
  19. Belgium $419.4 K
  20. Portugal $315.0 K
  21. Inter-American Development Bank $164.2 K
  22. Ireland $161.3 K
  23. Slovak Republic $100.9 K
  24. Poland $86.4 K
  25. Austria $61.5 K
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$6,264,308 (12%)
83 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$147,000 (0%)
4 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,020,640 (6%)
46 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$12,323,799 (24%)
66 Grants (10%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,703,698 (9%)
88 Grants (13%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,772,765 (7%)
66 Grants (10%)

North America

$5,256,205 (10%)
84 Grants (13%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$15,429,259 (30%)
204 Grants (31%)

Western Europe

$1,688,391 (3%)
25 Grants (4%)

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

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

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

  • Humanity United supported the Foundation for the Graduate Institute of International Relations and Development in Geneva in the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative, helping local and international peacebuilding communities employ evidence-based approaches to inform more inclusive peace processes.
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation supported Youth Build USA in the United States, providing funding for programming in Kosovo to increase levels of youth civic participation to cultivate positive social action in Southeast Europe.