Top Foundation 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

Key Findings:
2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

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%)

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 Issue

Issue totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to address a specific issue. In order to provide unique totals and avoid double-counting, each foundation grant has been assigned to exactly one issue category within the human rights taxonomy.

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.