Children & Youth

21%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$518.9 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights

Of this 21%
23% Freedom from Violence
21% Social and Cultural Rights
14% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
11% Health and Well-being Rights
7% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
5% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
5% Human Rights, General
4% Economic and Labor Rights
3% Civic and Political Participation
2% Environmental and Resource Rights
2% Migration and Displacement
1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
1% Expression and Information Rights

Top Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $41.31 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $41.02 M
  3. Comic Relief $39.69 M
  4. Oak Foundation $35.28 M
  5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $32.04 M
  6. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $17.44 M
  7. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $15.80 M
  8. Big Lottery Fund $12.82 M
  9. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $12.21 M
  10. Ford Foundation $10.84 M
  11. Tides Foundation $10.07 M
  12. The Pershing Square Foundation $10.00 M
  13. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $8.87 M
  14. EEA and Norway Grants $8.86 M
  15. ViiV Healthcare $8.59 M
  16. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $8.23 M
  17. Foundation for a Just Society $8.03 M
  18. Human Dignity Foundation $7.90 M
  19. Cordaid $7.60 M
  20. National Endowment for Democracy $7.52 M
  21. The Freedom Fund - London $6.64 M
  22. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $5.83 M
  23. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $5.80 M
  24. Segal Family Foundation $5.52 M
  25. Unbound Philanthropy $4.91 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

25%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$906.3 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. United Kingdom $135.19 M
  2. Canada $132.79 M
  3. Sweden $117.70 M
  4. Global Fund $83.52 M
  5. European Union Institutions $71.74 M
  6. Norway $63.52 M
  7. Finland $55.42 M
  8. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $38.58 M
  9. United States $35.25 M
  10. Australia $27.20 M
  11. Germany $23.57 M
  12. Switzerland $21.09 M
  13. Netherlands $17.05 M
  14. Belgium $16.20 M
  15. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $13.38 M
  16. Spain $13.24 M
  17. Italy $12.07 M
  18. Japan $10.16 M
  19. Denmark $5.33 M
  20. Ireland $3.53 M
  21. France $1.72 M
  22. Korea $1.48 M
  23. Austria $1.36 M
  24. New Zealand $1.32 M
  25. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $0.70 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$39,469,276 (8%)
696 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$4,934,643 (1%)
58 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$19,485,546 (4%)
521 Grants (10%)

Global Programs

$50,014,370 (10%)
188 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$13,096,944 (3%)
414 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$15,335,696 (3%)
174 Grants (3%)

North America

$198,792,954 (38%)
1,603 Grants (31%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$87,798,676 (17%)
1,002 Grants (19%)

Western Europe

$80,879,506 (16%)
617 Grants (12%)

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

Freedom from Violence

$117,440,512 (23%)
886 Grants (17%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$110,486,401 (21%)
1,074 Grants (21%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$73,853,717 (14%)
686 Grants (13%)

Intersecting Populations

Women & Girls

$164,908,432 (32%)
2,085 Grants (40%)

Migrants & Refugees

$60,916,360 (12%)
519 Grants (10%)

People with Disabilities

$27,289,425 (5%)
326 Grants (6%)

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

$219,996,730 (42%)
2,383 Grants (46%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$75,183,233 (14%)
865 Grants (17%)

Public Engagement and Awareness-raising

$57,664,153 (11%)
883 Grants (17%)

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.