Top Foundation Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $230.2 M
  2. Ford Foundation $176.1 M
  3. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $121.6 M
  4. Oak Foundation $94.2 M
  5. National Endowment for Democracy $91.9 M
  6. Comic Relief $82.9 M
  7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $76.5 M
  8. Tides Foundation $70.9 M
  9. Foundation to Promote Open Society $70.8 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $64.3 M
  11. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $58.4 M
  12. Big Lottery Fund $58.3 M
  13. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $46.2 M
  14. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $45.6 M
  15. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $43.1 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $31.7 M
  17. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $31.7 M
  18. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $30.9 M
  19. Foundation For The Carolinas $29.6 M
  20. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $27.5 M
  21. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $27.1 M
  22. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $23.1 M
  23. The California Endowment $21.1 M
  24. EEA and Norway Grants $20.5 M
  25. NEO Philanthropy $20.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $416.6 M
  2. European Union Institutions $401.2 M
  3. United States $372.6 M
  4. United Kingdom $305.9 M
  5. Norway $279.2 M
  6. Italy $258.8 M
  7. Canada $256.6 M
  8. Denmark $160.9 M
  9. Germany $159.8 M
  10. Australia $128.6 M
  11. Finland $122.8 M
  12. Switzerland $119.8 M
  13. Netherlands $118.4 M
  14. Global Fund $95.0 M
  15. Belgium $87.5 M
  16. Spain $82.5 M
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $66.5 M
  18. Ireland $32.0 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $28.7 M
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $27.9 M
  21. International Labour Organisation $26.5 M
  22. Japan $25.2 M
  23. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $23.8 M
  24. France $20.4 M
  25. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $10.6 M
  26. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$165,662,978 (7%)
2,620 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$18,576,195 (1%)
248 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$75,682,712 (3%)
1,604 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$411,691,853 (17%)
1,367 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$114,989,711 (5%)
2,488 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$75,661,293 (3%)
1,015 Grants (4%)

North America

$1,017,260,465 (42%)
8,379 Grants (37%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$287,893,540 (12%)
3,325 Grants (15%)

Western Europe

$285,987,890 (12%)
2,121 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.