Children & Youth

16%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$277.3 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 16%
21% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
21% Social and Cultural Rights
14% Health and Well-being Rights
12% Human Rights, General
10% Freedom from Violence
6% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
5% Economic and Labor Rights
3% Migration and Displacement
3% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
2% Civic and Political Participation
1% Environmental and Resource Rights
1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
1% Expression and Information Rights

Top Funders

  1. Anonymous $41.34 M
  2. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $39.51 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $26.01 M
  4. Ford Foundation $15.89 M
  5. The Oak Foundation $13.80 M
  6. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $10.24 M
  7. NoVo Foundation $8.92 M
  8. Public Welfare Foundation $6.25 M
  9. Hivos $5.89 M
  10. Public Interest Projects $5.23 M
  11. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $4.97 M
  12. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $4.50 M
  13. American Jewish World Service $3.27 M
  14. Global Fund for Children $3.22 M
  15. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $2.98 M
  16. The Wal-Mart Foundation $2.92 M
  17. Levi Strauss Foundation $2.75 M
  18. Humanity United $2.67 M
  19. Marguerite Casey Foundation $2.60 M
  20. The Colorado Trust $2.53 M
  21. The California Endowment $2.36 M
  22. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $2.16 M
  23. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $2.10 M
  24. Tides Foundation $2.00 M
  25. ConAgra Foods Feeding Children Better Foundation $1.70 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

20%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$691.9 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $105.31 M
  2. Canada $102.79 M
  3. Norway $93.84 M
  4. Sweden $77.24 M
  5. United Kingdom $62.49 M
  6. European Union Institutions $55.55 M
  7. Spain $45.25 M
  8. United States $30.54 M
  9. Netherlands $18.98 M
  10. Denmark $12.24 M
  11. Switzerland $10.84 M
  12. Finland $10.77 M
  13. Belgium $8.65 M
  14. Australia $8.54 M
  15. Germany $7.92 M
  16. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $7.37 M
  17. Ireland $7.37 M
  18. Italy $4.01 M
  19. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $3.71 M
  20. Japan $3.57 M
  21. International Development Association $3.48 M
  22. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $3.39 M
  23. New Zealand $2.07 M
  24. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $1.86 M
  25. Austria $1.24 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$26,519,896 (10%)
417 Grants (14%)

Caribbean

$1,403,469 (1%)
32 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$12,799,969 (5%)
309 Grants (11%)

Global Programs

$20,903,419 (8%)
133 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$12,987,900 (5%)
286 Grants (10%)

Middle East & North Africa

$7,529,803 (3%)
92 Grants (3%)

North America

$128,967,205 (47%)
1,055 Grants (37%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$53,420,357 (19%)
428 Grants (15%)

Western Europe

$18,030,777 (7%)
160 Grants (6%)

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

$57,410,353 (21%)
609 Grants (21%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$57,211,637 (21%)
686 Grants (24%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$40,149,594 (14%)
292 Grants (10%)

Intersecting Populations

Economically Disadvantaged

$153,662,071 (55%)
1,256 Grants (44%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$73,354,268 (26%)
693 Grants (24%)

Crime or Abuse Victims

$64,585,830 (23%)
422 Grants (15%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • The Oak Foundation gave to Save the Children in England to protect children on the move worldwide from exploitation, abuse, neglect and violence, by increasing access to stronger protection systems.
  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation gave to Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in the USA to identify and remove societal factors that create health disadvantages for children, a disproportionate number of whom are children of color, by providing support to a cadre of fellows that will provide national leadership on food justice issues.