2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

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

Top Foundation 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

Foundation Funding by Region

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%)

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

  • Humanity United
    Foundation for the Graduate Institute of International Relations and Development (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
    Youth Build USA (United States)
    Providing funding for programming in Kosovo to increase levels of youth civic participation to cultivate positive social action in Southeast Europe.