Top Foundation Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $291.8 M
  2. Ford Foundation $211.1 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $197.0 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $137.8 M
  5. The California Endowment $124.1 M
  6. National Endowment for Democracy $101.6 M
  7. EEA and Norway Grants $99.6 M
  8. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $90.9 M
  9. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $80.4 M
  10. The Oak Foundation $77.1 M
  11. NoVo Foundation $76.1 M
  12. Foundation For The Carolinas $72.5 M
  13. Comic Relief $70.4 M
  14. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $62.2 M
  15. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $60.9 M
  16. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $42.2 M
  17. American Jewish World Service $35.7 M
  18. Hivos $32.0 M
  19. The JPB Foundation $31.4 M
  20. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $28.7 M
  21. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $28.1 M
  22. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $27.0 M
  23. Cordaid $24.5 M
  24. NEO Philanthropy $24.3 M
  25. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $23.2 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $587.6 M
  2. European Union Institutions $372.2 M
  3. Norway $372.1 M
  4. United States $363.5 M
  5. Canada $277.5 M
  6. United Kingdom $228.9 M
  7. Switzerland $206.4 M
  8. Germany $202.7 M
  9. Denmark $144.5 M
  10. Netherlands $141.2 M
  11. Finland $136.8 M
  12. Australia $135.4 M
  13. Global Fund $123.8 M
  14. Spain $96.6 M
  15. Belgium $88.6 M
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $55.1 M
  17. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $32.3 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $28.8 M
  19. Italy $28.3 M
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $26.1 M
  21. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $25.9 M
  22. Japan $25.7 M
  23. Ireland $23.6 M
  24. France $19.4 M
  25. Korea $7.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$204,890,865 (8%)
2,209 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$21,858,788 (1%)
283 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$156,096,407 (6%)
2,166 Grants (11%)

Global Programs

$401,172,345 (15%)
879 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$167,625,765 (6%)
2,411 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$82,754,182 (3%)
1,082 Grants (5%)

North America

$1,228,259,396 (46%)
7,304 Grants (35%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$277,662,125 (10%)
2,913 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$345,048,721 (13%)
1,894 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.