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

$51.6 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Oak Foundation $6.84 M
  2. Humanity United $4.23 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $3.66 M
  4. Ford Foundation $3.18 M
  5. The Skoll Foundation $3.10 M
  6. International Development Research Centre $2.75 M
  7. Foundation to Promote Open Society $2.54 M
  8. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $2.50 M
  9. Fund For Global Human Rights $2.48 M
  10. Cordaid $1.60 M
  11. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.50 M
  12. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.50 M
  13. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.40 M
  14. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.37 M
  15. NoVo Foundation $1.09 M
  16. Catalyst for Peace $1.03 M
  17. New Israel Foundation $0.91 M
  18. U.S. Institute of Peace $0.85 M
  19. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.85 M
  20. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $0.82 M
  21. Mensen met een Missie $0.77 M
  22. Carnegie Corporation of New York $0.75 M
  23. Peace Direct $0.70 M
  24. TrustAfrica $0.69 M
  25. American Jewish World Service $0.61 M
  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

Top Funders

  1. United Kingdom $42.51 M
  2. Sweden $31.25 M
  3. European Union Institutions $27.43 M
  4. United States $25.49 M
  5. Canada $11.26 M
  6. Switzerland $10.98 M
  7. Norway $10.63 M
  8. Finland $5.59 M
  9. Japan $4.90 M
  10. Denmark $3.92 M
  11. Germany $3.58 M
  12. Australia $2.53 M
  13. Spain $2.12 M
  14. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $1.66 M
  15. Netherlands $1.36 M
  16. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.85 M
  17. France $0.64 M
  18. Italy $0.45 M
  19. Belgium $0.42 M
  20. Portugal $0.31 M
  21. Inter-American Development Bank $0.16 M
  22. Ireland $0.16 M
  23. Slovak Republic $0.10 M
  24. Poland $0.09 M
  25. Austria $0.06 M
  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

Women & Girls

$8,577,183 (17%)
196 Grants (30%)

Children & Youth

$5,889,982 (11%)
120 Grants (18%)

Migrants & Refugees

$1,967,617 (4%)
28 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

$25,085,591 (49%)
302 Grants (46%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$11,222,632 (22%)
139 Grants (21%)

Litigation and Legal Aid

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