12%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

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

Top 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

Regional Focus

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%)

Regional focus includes grants going directly to recipients in the region specified and to recipients located in other regions for activities focused on the region specified.

Population Focus

Population Focus includes funding explicitly targeted to benefit specific groups and only illustrates those accounting for the largest shares of grant dollars or grants. See Methodology for details on how regional focus and population focus were determined and limitations.

Strategy Focus

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, 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 supported Amref Health Africa in Tanzania to curb female genital mutilation.
  • Humanity United supported Global Fairness Initiative and GoodWeave in the 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