Top 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

Regional Focus

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%)

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.