3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$46.2 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
572 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Anonymous $9.7 M
  2. Ford Foundation $8.8 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $7.8 M
  4. Hivos $5.8 M
  5. American Jewish World Service $2.0 M
  6. Tides Foundation $1.8 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $1.6 M
  8. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $1.6 M
  9. Levi Strauss Foundation $1.6 M
  10. Stop AIDS Now $572.9 K
  11. African Women's Development Fund $488.3 K
  12. National Endowment for Democracy $464.8 K
  13. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $361.1 K
  14. Global Fund for Children $237.0 K
  15. Arcus Foundation $200.0 K
  16. The Global Fund for Women $192.0 K
  17. Mensen met een Missie $190.4 K
  18. Anonymous 5 $174.6 K
  19. The Charles Evans Foundation $125.0 K
  20. The Paul Rapoport Foundation $124.8 K
  21. EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation $123.0 K
  22. Horizons Foundation $117.5 K
  23. Fund For Global Human Rights $115.0 K
  24. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $114.0 K
  25. John M. Lloyd Foundation $110.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

12%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$428.7 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
1,044 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $127.6 M
  2. Ireland $109.2 M
  3. United States $49.1 M
  4. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $38.7 M
  5. Canada $26.4 M
  6. Sweden $25.8 M
  7. Norway $18.4 M
  8. Netherlands $16.0 M
  9. European Union Institutions $5.6 M
  10. Germany $3.1 M
  11. Switzerland $2.3 M
  12. Finland $1.2 M
  13. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.1 M
  14. United Kingdom $1.0 M
  15. OPEC Fund for International Development $1.0 M
  16. Belgium $597.9 K
  17. Spain $556.7 K
  18. Denmark $522.3 K
  19. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $279.4 K
  20. New Zealand $248.8 K
  21. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $77.7 K
  22. Italy $64.0 K
  23. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$6,207,815 (13%)
69 Grants (12%)

Caribbean

$250,872 (1%)
13 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,724,944 (4%)
29 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$6,220,619 (13%)
56 Grants (10%)

Latin America & Mexico

$2,818,074 (6%)
43 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,307,522 (3%)
7 Grants (1%)

North America

$6,479,669 (14%)
92 Grants (16%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$20,795,752 (45%)
263 Grants (46%)

Western Europe

$772,889 (2%)
10 Grants (2%)

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 Intersecting Populations

In order to show the intersections of multiple population groups, these graphics indicate other population groups supported within funding towards the group highlighted on this page.