6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$106.4 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
977 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $15.2 M
  2. Anonymous $12.5 M
  3. Google.org $11.6 M
  4. The Oak Foundation $10.4 M
  5. Humanity United $6.8 M
  6. NoVo Foundation $6.3 M
  7. The Atlantic Philanthropies $4.0 M
  8. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.1 M
  9. National Endowment for Democracy $2.9 M
  10. Tides Foundation $2.7 M
  11. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.6 M
  12. Ford Foundation $2.5 M
  13. The PHM Foundation $1.7 M
  14. Hivos $1.4 M
  15. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $1.2 M
  16. The Henry Smith Charity $1.0 M
  17. Cordaid $964.0 K
  18. The Somaly Mam Foundation $950.2 K
  19. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $945.0 K
  20. American Jewish World Service $933.0 K
  21. Anonymous $836.6 K
  22. The Rees-Jones Foundation $800.0 K
  23. Mensen met een Missie $789.6 K
  24. Fund For Global Human Rights $782.0 K
  25. NIKE Foundation $766.6 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

11%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$391.9 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
1,390 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Norway $51.2 M
  2. United States $42.3 M
  3. European Union Institutions $41.7 M
  4. Canada $40.7 M
  5. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $38.7 M
  6. Sweden $35.7 M
  7. United Kingdom $27.1 M
  8. Denmark $16.3 M
  9. Germany $15.0 M
  10. Australia $13.4 M
  11. Netherlands $11.7 M
  12. Spain $10.9 M
  13. Japan $7.5 M
  14. Belgium $7.1 M
  15. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $6.1 M
  16. Switzerland $5.5 M
  17. Finland $5.2 M
  18. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $4.7 M
  19. Ireland $3.7 M
  20. Italy $1.6 M
  21. New Zealand $1.4 M
  22. France $1.3 M
  23. Austria $695.0 K
  24. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $585.5 K
  25. International Development Association $432.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$19,304,597 (18%)
164 Grants (17%)

Caribbean

$105,000 (0%)
4 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$8,954,773 (8%)
130 Grants (13%)

Global Programs

$19,973,966 (19%)
121 Grants (12%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,705,104 (4%)
95 Grants (10%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,811,701 (5%)
70 Grants (7%)

North America

$18,239,050 (17%)
174 Grants (18%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$19,121,634 (18%)
152 Grants (16%)

Western Europe

$12,614,145 (12%)
84 Grants (9%)

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

  • NIKE Foundation
    Futures Without Violence (United States)
    For engaging cricket coaches to reduce violence against young women.
  • The Oak Foundation
    Sonke Gender Justice Network (South Africa)
    To support Sonke's regional work with men and boys to prevent violence against children in east and south Africa.