7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$188.3 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
877 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $68.6 M
  2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $27.8 M
  3. Ford Foundation $16.7 M
  4. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $12.7 M
  5. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $7.8 M
  6. Comic Relief $7.8 M
  7. Foundation For The Carolinas $5.7 M
  8. Stephen Lewis Foundation $3.8 M
  9. Hivos $3.5 M
  10. Groundswell Fund $2.2 M
  11. American Jewish World Service $2.0 M
  12. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.8 M
  13. Segal Family Foundation $1.4 M
  14. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.3 M
  15. Moriah Fund $1.3 M
  16. The Summit Foundation $1.2 M
  17. Elton John AIDS Foundation $1.1 M
  18. Cordaid $1.1 M
  19. Foundation for a Just Society $1.1 M
  20. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.0 M
  21. The Global Fund for Women $835.1 K
  22. General Service Foundation $806.0 K
  23. The Educational Foundation of America $794.5 K
  24. The Oak Foundation $779.3 K
  25. Open Society Fund Prague $760.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

7%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$275.6 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
1,188 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $55.8 M
  2. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $39.6 M
  3. Germany $26.3 M
  4. Australia $23.3 M
  5. Norway $21.6 M
  6. United Kingdom $20.0 M
  7. Netherlands $19.9 M
  8. Japan $16.3 M
  9. European Union Institutions $10.8 M
  10. Switzerland $9.7 M
  11. Canada $7.4 M
  12. Spain $6.2 M
  13. Finland $5.8 M
  14. United States $4.7 M
  15. Belgium $2.2 M
  16. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $2.1 M
  17. France $1.1 M
  18. Denmark $757.1 K
  19. New Zealand $662.7 K
  20. Korea $621.7 K
  21. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $415.3 K
  22. Austria $143.2 K
  23. International Development Association $90.0 K
  24. African Development Fund (African Development Fund) $15.9 K
  25. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $6.4 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$26,179,376 (14%)
54 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$1,837,008 (1%)
15 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,352,550 (1%)
22 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$19,686,140 (10%)
50 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$12,738,455 (7%)
156 Grants (18%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,473,219 (2%)
14 Grants (2%)

North America

$108,223,858 (57%)
427 Grants (49%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$26,305,411 (14%)
147 Grants (17%)

Western Europe

$2,064,089 (1%)
18 Grants (2%)

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.