Top Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $303.8 M
  2. Ford Foundation $270.9 M
  3. Nationale Postcode Loterij $269.6 M
  4. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $120.9 M
  5. The Atlantic Philanthropies $115.1 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $72.7 M
  7. National Endowment for Democracy $64.8 M
  8. Hivos $50.0 M
  9. Comic Relief UK $49.6 M
  10. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $49.4 M
  11. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $39.4 M
  12. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $39.0 M
  13. American Jewish World Service $37.1 M
  14. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $28.3 M
  15. EEA and Norway Grants $26.6 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $26.5 M
  17. The California Endowment $26.1 M
  18. Open Doors International $22.1 M
  19. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $20.8 M
  20. Public Welfare Foundation $18.5 M
  21. NoVo Foundation $18.4 M
  22. NEO Philanthropy $17.9 M
  23. FundaciĆ³n ONCE $17.0 M
  24. Freedom House $16.7 M
  25. New Israel Fund $16.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $498.7 M
  2. United States $451.0 M
  3. European Union Institutions $411.4 M
  4. Norway $388.6 M
  5. Canada $251.1 M
  6. Germany $192.3 M
  7. Switzerland $170.7 M
  8. Denmark $167.5 M
  9. United Kingdom $152.0 M
  10. Australia $148.7 M
  11. Netherlands $130.5 M
  12. Global Fund $120.7 M
  13. Finland $120.0 M
  14. Spain $119.5 M
  15. Belgium $76.4 M
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $36.7 M
  17. Ireland $32.1 M
  18. France $26.9 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $26.0 M
  20. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $25.9 M
  21. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $20.2 M
  22. Italy $17.5 M
  23. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $16.8 M
  24. Japan $14.6 M
  25. Korea $10.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$159,161,334 (7%)
2,205 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$14,536,812 (1%)
230 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$90,297,488 (4%)
1,745 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$414,218,684 (18%)
1,287 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$163,127,453 (7%)
2,365 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$73,156,388 (3%)
892 Grants (4%)

North America

$961,005,966 (41%)
7,326 Grants (36%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$289,137,990 (12%)
2,936 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$258,014,082 (11%)
1,739 Grants (9%)

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.

Issue Focus

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.