9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$212.2 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
926 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $110.3 M
  2. Ford Foundation $21.9 M
  3. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $10.0 M
  4. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $8.6 M
  5. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $8.4 M
  6. Foundation For The Carolinas $4.8 M
  7. Open Society Foundations $3.8 M
  8. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.6 M
  9. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $3.2 M
  10. Nationale Postcode Loterij $2.7 M
  11. American Jewish World Service $2.7 M
  12. HJW Foundation $2.6 M
  13. Hivos $1.9 M
  14. The Oak Foundation $1.8 M
  15. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.7 M
  16. Groundswell Fund $1.4 M
  17. The Global Fund for Women $1.3 M
  18. Comic Relief UK $1.2 M
  19. The Summit Foundation $1.2 M
  20. Robert Sterling Clark Foundation $1.1 M
  21. General Service Foundation $948.0 K
  22. Foundation for a Just Society $900.0 K
  23. Moriah Fund $870.0 K
  24. Stop AIDS Now $850.0 K
  25. ViiV Healthcare $794.8 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

5%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$201.6 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
803 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $36.7 M
  2. Sweden $32.2 M
  3. Germany $28.1 M
  4. Netherlands $22.4 M
  5. Norway $18.9 M
  6. Australia $9.7 M
  7. Japan $9.2 M
  8. European Union Institutions $8.4 M
  9. Spain $7.0 M
  10. United Kingdom $6.9 M
  11. Switzerland $5.8 M
  12. Finland $5.6 M
  13. Denmark $3.7 M
  14. Belgium $2.8 M
  15. Canada $2.7 M
  16. New Zealand $1.0 M
  17. France $196.7 K
  18. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $90.5 K
  19. United States $41.9 K
  20. Austria $17.9 K
  21. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$14,344,192 (7%)
72 Grants (8%)

Caribbean

$500,000 (0%)
12 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,125,766 (1%)
37 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$47,282,035 (22%)
85 Grants (9%)

Latin America & Mexico

$24,371,648 (11%)
179 Grants (19%)

Middle East & North Africa

$5,221,413 (2%)
24 Grants (3%)

North America

$101,688,863 (48%)
355 Grants (38%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$20,342,487 (10%)
168 Grants (18%)

Western Europe

$1,053,343 (0%)
11 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.

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

  • Sabanci Foundation
    Mardin Women Cooperation Association (Turkey)
    To raise awareness on reproductive health, gender, and sexual abuse among high school students, educators, and families and create an enabling environment for students to express themselves.
  • The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
    National Abortion Federation (United States)
    For their NAF Hotline, a source of information about abortion and referrals to providers of quality care in the USA and Canada.