9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$163.4 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
860 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $57.3 M
  2. Ford Foundation $20.3 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $15.4 M
  4. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $11.4 M
  5. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $10.4 M
  6. Hivos $6.7 M
  7. Comic Relief UK $6.0 M
  8. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.5 M
  9. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $2.9 M
  10. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $2.8 M
  11. American Jewish World Service $2.7 M
  12. The Summit Foundation $2.7 M
  13. Groundswell Fund $2.5 M
  14. The Global Fund for Women $1.4 M
  15. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.2 M
  16. Robert Sterling Clark Foundation $980.0 K
  17. Ms. Foundation for Women $912.7 K
  18. Moriah Fund $900.0 K
  19. NoVo Foundation $867.5 K
  20. The Educational Foundation of America $810.0 K
  21. General Service Foundation $724.0 K
  22. The JPB Foundation $600.0 K
  23. Wallace Global Fund II $575.0 K
  24. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $570.0 K
  25. Irving Harris Foundation $560.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

4%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$125.1 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights
206 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $44.1 M
  2. Germany $20.5 M
  3. Netherlands $14.6 M
  4. Norway $9.0 M
  5. European Union Institutions $8.0 M
  6. Finland $5.0 M
  7. United Kingdom $4.7 M
  8. Australia $4.6 M
  9. Spain $4.5 M
  10. Denmark $3.4 M
  11. Belgium $3.2 M
  12. Switzerland $2.1 M
  13. New Zealand $643.6 K
  14. Canada $466.2 K
  15. France $189.2 K
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $111.5 K
  17. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$9,556,793 (6%)
51 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$885,000 (1%)
13 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$967,158 (1%)
29 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$13,775,408 (8%)
68 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$24,524,253 (15%)
150 Grants (17%)

Middle East & North Africa

$647,258 (0%)
19 Grants (2%)

North America

$90,577,709 (55%)
418 Grants (49%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$22,269,022 (14%)
127 Grants (15%)

Western Europe

$1,769,780 (1%)
9 Grants (1%)

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

  • Ford Foundation
    Action Canada for Population and Development
    To promote sexual and reproductive rights within the United Nations Human Rights Council and its mechanisms.
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Exhale: An After-Abortion Counseling Talkline (United States)
    For an ethical storysharing pilot project intended to destigmatize abortion.