3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$46.8 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
664 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Comic Relief UK $9.9 M
  2. Ford Foundation $9.3 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $5.9 M
  4. Hivos $4.9 M
  5. Tides Foundation $3.7 M
  6. American Jewish World Service $2.1 M
  7. Levi Strauss Foundation $1.7 M
  8. The Foundation for Civil Society $926.6 K
  9. Stop AIDS Now $735.9 K
  10. Nationale Postcode Loterij $642.8 K
  11. The Global Fund for Women $606.6 K
  12. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $600.0 K
  13. Foundation for a Just Society $500.0 K
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $491.3 K
  15. African Women's Development Fund $450.2 K
  16. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $410.0 K
  17. Anonymous 5 $405.2 K
  18. Mensen met een Missie $352.4 K
  19. NoVo Foundation $350.0 K
  20. Global Fund for Children $326.0 K
  21. Mama Cash $324.0 K
  22. Uhai Eashri $279.9 K
  23. National Endowment for Democracy $254.1 K
  24. Red Umbrella Fund $178.1 K
  25. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee $168.1 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

10%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$353.0 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights
406 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $142.8 M
  2. United States $53.8 M
  3. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $38.8 M
  4. Sweden $24.3 M
  5. Netherlands $19.2 M
  6. Canada $17.2 M
  7. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $11.9 M
  8. Norway $10.7 M
  9. Australia $9.4 M
  10. Germany $8.4 M
  11. Finland $3.6 M
  12. Ireland $3.6 M
  13. Belgium $2.7 M
  14. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $2.6 M
  15. European Union Institutions $2.4 M
  16. Switzerland $1.1 M
  17. Denmark $173.1 K
  18. Spain $127.5 K
  19. Korea $97.2 K
  20. Austria $23.3 K
  21. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $15.0 K
  22. New Zealand $1.2 K
  23. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$2,378,464 (5%)
59 Grants (9%)

Caribbean

$1,125,724 (2%)
27 Grants (4%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,953,823 (4%)
43 Grants (6%)

Global Programs

$5,533,733 (12%)
57 Grants (9%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,380,750 (9%)
61 Grants (9%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,455,174 (3%)
7 Grants (1%)

North America

$5,048,953 (11%)
101 Grants (15%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$25,341,139 (54%)
308 Grants (46%)

Western Europe

$872,123 (2%)
11 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.