Children & Youth

20%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$550.8 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 20%
23% Social and Cultural Rights
16% Health and Well-being Rights
14% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
13% Freedom from Violence
10% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
9% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
4% Migration and Displacement
3% Civic and Political Participation
3% Human Rights, General
2% Economic and Labor Rights
1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
1% Expression and Information Rights
1% Environmental and Resource Rights

Top Funders

  1. The Atlantic Philanthropies $72.13 M
  2. Nationale Postcode Loterij $49.08 M
  3. Comic Relief $39.97 M
  4. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $38.47 M
  5. NoVo Foundation $32.56 M
  6. EEA and Norway Grants $30.94 M
  7. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $29.55 M
  8. Ford Foundation $25.81 M
  9. The California Endowment $18.25 M
  10. National Endowment for Democracy $12.85 M
  11. The Oak Foundation $10.76 M
  12. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $9.11 M
  13. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $7.68 M
  14. The Kendeda Fund $7.40 M
  15. American Jewish World Service $7.15 M
  16. John Templeton Foundation $5.63 M
  17. Open Society Foundations $5.59 M
  18. Segal Family Foundation $5.32 M
  19. Hivos $5.14 M
  20. Foundation For The Carolinas $5.08 M
  21. Humanity United $4.95 M
  22. Public Welfare Foundation $4.70 M
  23. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $4.65 M
  24. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $4.51 M
  25. Tides Foundation $4.48 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

26%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$977.3 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $148.83 M
  2. Canada $145.12 M
  3. Global Fund $114.88 M
  4. United Kingdom $89.76 M
  5. Norway $85.02 M
  6. European Union Institutions $56.79 M
  7. Finland $54.21 M
  8. United States $53.52 M
  9. Australia $45.41 M
  10. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $39.63 M
  11. Netherlands $30.44 M
  12. Germany $25.28 M
  13. Belgium $16.51 M
  14. Spain $14.55 M
  15. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $12.97 M
  16. Switzerland $12.96 M
  17. Italy $7.36 M
  18. Denmark $5.25 M
  19. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $3.80 M
  20. Japan $2.41 M
  21. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $2.14 M
  22. Austria $1.68 M
  23. France $1.57 M
  24. Ireland $1.26 M
  25. New Zealand $1.25 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$54,221,009 (10%)
531 Grants (12%)

Caribbean

$4,850,191 (1%)
60 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$37,480,117 (7%)
558 Grants (13%)

Global Programs

$60,505,353 (11%)
94 Grants (2%)

Latin America & Mexico

$14,949,066 (3%)
484 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$14,035,885 (3%)
179 Grants (4%)

North America

$248,692,984 (45%)
1,425 Grants (32%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$76,917,329 (14%)
841 Grants (19%)

Western Europe

$57,749,857 (10%)
392 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

Social and Cultural Rights

$126,314,958 (23%)
889 Grants (20%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$89,127,365 (16%)
594 Grants (13%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$77,963,677 (14%)
634 Grants (14%)

Intersecting Populations

Women & Girls

$159,591,496 (29%)
1,797 Grants (40%)

Migrants & Refugees

$44,161,657 (8%)
450 Grants (10%)

People with Disabilities

$25,826,038 (5%)
299 Grants (7%)

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.

Strategy Focus

Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

$226,141,819 (41%)
1,375 Grants (31%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$74,900,333 (14%)
768 Grants (17%)

Public Engagement and Awareness-raising

$47,120,316 (9%)
620 Grants (14%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • National Postcode Loterij gave a core support grant to Defence for Children-ECPAT in the Netherlands for their work to realize the rights enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • The Kendeda Fund supported the International Women's Health Coalition in the USA for work to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive rights and health of adolescent girls.