12%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$282.3 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
2,805 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Oak Foundation $42.3 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $22.7 M
  3. Nationale Postcode Loterij $18.2 M
  4. Big Lottery Fund $16.4 M
  5. Comic Relief $13.2 M
  6. Human Dignity Foundation $13.0 M
  7. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $12.8 M
  8. The Freedom Fund - London $9.9 M
  9. The Atlantic Philanthropies $9.4 M
  10. Humanity United $8.2 M
  11. Tides Foundation $8.1 M
  12. Freedom House $7.2 M
  13. Foundation to Promote Open Society $7.0 M
  14. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $6.6 M
  15. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $6.3 M
  16. Cordaid $5.1 M
  17. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.4 M
  18. EEA and Norway Grants $4.2 M
  19. Proteus Fund $3.9 M
  20. Fund For Global Human Rights $3.3 M
  21. International Development Research Centre $3.2 M
  22. Fundacja Batorego $3.0 M
  23. Foundation for a Just Society $2.9 M
  24. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $2.6 M
  25. The Global Fund for Women $2.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

14%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$520.8 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
1,714 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United Kingdom $69.1 M
  2. Canada $65.2 M
  3. Sweden $57.2 M
  4. Australia $56.3 M
  5. European Union Institutions $45.7 M
  6. United States $42.1 M
  7. Norway $32.1 M
  8. Denmark $28.4 M
  9. Belgium $26.5 M
  10. Germany $18.8 M
  11. Netherlands $16.4 M
  12. Switzerland $12.2 M
  13. Italy $11.0 M
  14. Finland $10.9 M
  15. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $6.7 M
  16. Spain $6.3 M
  17. Japan $5.8 M
  18. Ireland $4.6 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.0 M
  20. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $990.4 K
  21. International Labour Organisation $664.9 K
  22. Iceland $551.7 K
  23. Inter-American Development Bank $535.0 K
  24. France $493.6 K
  25. Luxembourg $316.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$42,188,871 (15%)
488 Grants (17%)

Caribbean

$4,752,243 (2%)
43 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$21,815,194 (8%)
330 Grants (12%)

Global Programs

$55,785,972 (20%)
208 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$15,750,278 (6%)
340 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$15,295,711 (5%)
169 Grants (6%)

North America

$50,400,915 (18%)
520 Grants (19%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$55,677,935 (20%)
497 Grants (18%)

Western Europe

$47,900,353 (17%)
274 Grants (10%)

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

  • The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
    Amref Health Africa (Tanzania)
    To curb female genital mutilation.
  • Humanity United
    Global Fairness Initiative and GoodWeave (United States)
    To lead the Better Brick Nepal Program to eliminate child, bonded, and forced labor on brick kilns and improve working conditions by incentivizing kiln owners to reform practices