Children & Youth

21%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$376.7 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Of this 21%
26% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
15% Freedom from Violence
15% Social and Cultural Rights
12% Health and Well-being Rights
7% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
7% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
6% Human Rights, General
3% Economic and Labor Rights
3% Civic and Political Participation
2% Migration and Displacement
2% Expression and Information Rights
1% Environmental and Resource Rights
<1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding

Top Funders

  1. Comic Relief UK $40.67 M
  2. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $35.95 M
  3. Ford Foundation $30.29 M
  4. NoVo Foundation $28.76 M
  5. Open Society Foundations $22.97 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $19.43 M
  7. The Atlantic Philanthropies $18.77 M
  8. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $16.05 M
  9. Nationale Postcode Loterij $12.86 M
  10. The California Endowment $10.40 M
  11. American Jewish World Service $8.42 M
  12. National Endowment for Democracy $8.02 M
  13. Public Welfare Foundation $7.49 M
  14. Hivos $6.66 M
  15. NIKE Foundation $6.35 M
  16. The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida $6.10 M
  17. Human Dignity Foundation $5.79 M
  18. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $4.10 M
  19. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $3.51 M
  20. Global Fund for Children $3.43 M
  21. Tides Foundation $3.27 M
  22. The Global Fund for Women $3.10 M
  23. NEO Philanthropy $2.95 M
  24. Norwegian Human Rights Fund $2.91 M
  25. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $2.90 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

23%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$780.3 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $119.93 M
  2. Canada $103.39 M
  3. Sweden $102.60 M
  4. United Kingdom $82.71 M
  5. Norway $79.84 M
  6. European Union Institutions $49.45 M
  7. United States $36.52 M
  8. Australia $33.33 M
  9. Japan $28.89 M
  10. Netherlands $21.44 M
  11. Finland $20.82 M
  12. Spain $19.28 M
  13. Denmark $18.63 M
  14. Germany $16.38 M
  15. Belgium $10.94 M
  16. Switzerland $10.18 M
  17. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $7.85 M
  18. Ireland $6.85 M
  19. Italy $2.96 M
  20. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.85 M
  21. Austria $1.62 M
  22. New Zealand $1.00 M
  23. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $0.99 M
  24. Luxembourg $0.96 M
  25. Korea $0.69 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$28,648,402 (8%)
443 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$2,164,735 (1%)
49 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$12,560,547 (3%)
293 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$47,808,001 (13%)
161 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$19,181,220 (5%)
276 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$12,143,201 (3%)
159 Grants (4%)

North America

$163,368,011 (43%)
1,323 Grants (37%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$65,009,965 (17%)
626 Grants (18%)

Western Europe

$28,677,318 (8%)
216 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

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$96,907,520 (26%)
697 Grants (20%)

Freedom from Violence

$57,236,824 (15%)
489 Grants (14%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$56,336,010 (15%)
561 Grants (16%)

Intersecting Populations

Economically Disadvantaged

$212,809,621 (56%)
1,445 Grants (41%)

Women & Girls

$121,030,476 (32%)
1,246 Grants (35%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$104,376,468 (28%)
882 Grants (25%)

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

  • Ford Foundation supported National University of Lanus in Argentina to analyze the impact of North American and Central American migration policies on the rights of child migrants and to train organizations to monitor migrant children's rights.
  • Disability Rights Fund supported Special Attention Project in Ghana to increase access to education and justice for children with learning disabilities living on the streets of Accra by adapting existing laws, policies, and practices to align with rights outlined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (ratified by Ghana in 2012).