Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Supporting the right to make informed and voluntary reproductive choices and to freedom of sexual expression. Includes the right to access reproductive health care, including family planning, birth control, and legal and safe abortion.

5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$84.2 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 5%
98% Right to Decide Freely and Responsibly on the Number and Spacing of Children
2% Right to Sexual Expression

Top Funders

  1. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $22.83 M
  2. Ford Foundation $15.02 M
  3. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $4.91 M
  4. United Nations Foundation $4.04 M
  5. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $3.65 M
  6. Anonymous $2.68 M
  7. Hivos $2.07 M
  8. Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund $2.06 M
  9. Open Society Foundations $1.80 M
  10. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.74 M
  11. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.62 M
  12. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $1.40 M
  13. Tides Foundation $1.38 M
  14. Groundswell Fund $1.31 M
  15. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.25 M
  16. Robert Sterling Clark Foundation $1.07 M
  17. The Educational Foundation of America $1.03 M
  18. The Oak Foundation $1.00 M
  19. American Jewish World Service $0.67 M
  20. Ms. Foundation for Women $0.66 M
  21. Moriah Fund $0.64 M
  22. Semillas $0.59 M
  23. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $0.59 M
  24. Compton Foundation $0.58 M
  25. General Service Foundation $0.56 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

4%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$123.2 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $31.30 M
  2. Sweden $29.12 M
  3. Spain $12.30 M
  4. European Union Institutions $11.82 M
  5. Norway $9.11 M
  6. Netherlands $7.26 M
  7. Denmark $5.60 M
  8. Germany $4.70 M
  9. Finland $3.03 M
  10. Canada $2.45 M
  11. Switzerland $2.25 M
  12. United Kingdom $1.57 M
  13. New Zealand $1.03 M
  14. Ireland $0.67 M
  15. Belgium $0.36 M
  16. International Development Association $0.23 M
  17. Iceland $0.21 M
  18. Korea $0.14 M
  19. United States $0.03 M
  20. Italy $0.02 M
  21. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$4,581,718 (5%)
31 Grants (4%)

Caribbean

$393,375 (0%)
6 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$693,184 (1%)
14 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$17,006,353 (20%)
74 Grants (10%)

Latin America & Mexico

$18,721,405 (22%)
129 Grants (18%)

Middle East & North Africa

$313,147 (0%)
7 Grants (1%)

North America

$35,342,920 (42%)
364 Grants (51%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$7,116,401 (8%)
89 Grants (12%)

Western Europe

$172,225 (0%)
2 Grants (0%)

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

$80,943,748 (96%)
681 Grants (95%)

Economically Disadvantaged

$25,367,935 (30%)
164 Grants (23%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$10,119,190 (12%)
127 Grants (18%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation gave to Communication and Information for Women in Mexico to increase media coverage on reproductive rights and sexual health of indigenous youth in Mexico.
  • Ford Foundation gave to Creating Resources for Empowerment and Action in India to train practitioners on the sexual and reproductive health and rights needs of adolescent girls and for a grassroots program that uses sports as an entry point for helping girls address these needs.

Case Studies