5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$84.2 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
714 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $22.8 M
  2. Ford Foundation $15.0 M
  3. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $4.9 M
  4. United Nations Foundation $4.0 M
  5. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $3.7 M
  6. Anonymous $2.7 M
  7. Hivos $2.1 M
  8. Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund $2.1 M
  9. Open Society Foundations $1.8 M
  10. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.7 M
  11. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.6 M
  12. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $1.4 M
  13. Tides Foundation $1.4 M
  14. Groundswell Fund $1.3 M
  15. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.3 M
  16. Robert Sterling Clark Foundation $1.1 M
  17. The Educational Foundation of America $1.0 M
  18. The Oak Foundation $1.0 M
  19. American Jewish World Service $665.3 K
  20. Ms. Foundation for Women $662.0 K
  21. Moriah Fund $640.0 K
  22. Semillas $590.5 K
  23. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $585.0 K
  24. Compton Foundation $575.0 K
  25. General Service Foundation $562.0 K
  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
448 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $31.3 M
  2. Sweden $29.1 M
  3. Spain $12.3 M
  4. European Union Institutions $11.8 M
  5. Norway $9.1 M
  6. Netherlands $7.3 M
  7. Denmark $5.6 M
  8. Germany $4.7 M
  9. Finland $3.0 M
  10. Canada $2.5 M
  11. Switzerland $2.3 M
  12. United Kingdom $1.6 M
  13. New Zealand $1.0 M
  14. Ireland $667.4 K
  15. Belgium $361.5 K
  16. International Development Association $225.4 K
  17. Iceland $208.8 K
  18. Korea $143.5 K
  19. United States $30.0 K
  20. Italy $16.6 K
  21. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

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%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    Communication and Information for Women (Mexico)
    To increase media coverage on reproductive rights and sexual health of indigenous youth in Mexico.
  • Ford Foundation
    Creating Resources for Empowerment and Action (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.