Children & Youth

19%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$436.4 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights

Of this 19%
24% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
17% Social and Cultural Rights
15% Freedom from Violence
13% Health and Well-being Rights
6% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
6% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
5% Economic and Labor Rights
4% Civic and Political Participation
3% Migration and Displacement
3% Human Rights, General
2% Environmental and Resource Rights
2% Expression and Information Rights
1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding

Top Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $48.07 M
  2. Ford Foundation $40.47 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $35.43 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $34.06 M
  5. The Oak Foundation $24.87 M
  6. Comic Relief UK $22.81 M
  7. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $22.07 M
  8. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $12.10 M
  9. NoVo Foundation $10.97 M
  10. American Jewish World Service $10.15 M
  11. Human Dignity Foundation $10.05 M
  12. EEA and Norway Grants $9.35 M
  13. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $6.94 M
  14. The California Endowment $6.60 M
  15. Hivos $6.24 M
  16. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $6.20 M
  17. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $6.19 M
  18. National Endowment for Democracy $5.70 M
  19. Public Welfare Foundation $4.77 M
  20. The Henry Smith Charity $4.38 M
  21. The Global Fund for Women $3.96 M
  22. Segal Family Foundation $3.20 M
  23. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $3.14 M
  24. Laura and John Arnold Foundation $3.00 M
  25. New Israel Fund $2.90 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

21%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$766.6 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $130.63 M
  2. Canada $117.58 M
  3. Norway $84.18 M
  4. Global Fund $81.41 M
  5. European Union Institutions $60.31 M
  6. United Kingdom $54.11 M
  7. Finland $49.14 M
  8. United States $44.08 M
  9. Australia $27.32 M
  10. Germany $21.67 M
  11. Spain $21.53 M
  12. Denmark $15.84 M
  13. Netherlands $12.61 M
  14. Switzerland $10.84 M
  15. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $10.65 M
  16. Belgium $10.18 M
  17. Ireland $4.98 M
  18. Italy $2.54 M
  19. Austria $2.15 M
  20. Luxembourg $0.97 M
  21. New Zealand $0.94 M
  22. France $0.72 M
  23. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.36 M
  24. Iceland $0.34 M
  25. Japan $0.26 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$34,404,784 (8%)
523 Grants (12%)

Caribbean

$3,081,264 (1%)
55 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$22,135,407 (5%)
455 Grants (11%)

Global Programs

$51,758,973 (12%)
144 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$19,846,903 (5%)
488 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$11,121,905 (3%)
131 Grants (3%)

North America

$163,366,938 (37%)
1,325 Grants (31%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$74,739,356 (17%)
889 Grants (21%)

Western Europe

$61,884,098 (14%)
359 Grants (8%)

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

$103,874,727 (24%)
822 Grants (19%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$74,579,448 (17%)
716 Grants (17%)

Freedom from Violence

$65,681,142 (15%)
627 Grants (15%)

Intersecting Populations

Women & Girls

$106,553,881 (24%)
1,690 Grants (39%)

Migrants & Refugees

$37,211,656 (9%)
480 Grants (11%)

People with Disabilities

$21,447,297 (5%)
333 Grants (8%)

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

$147,599,092 (34%)
1,019 Grants (24%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$62,724,857 (14%)
682 Grants (16%)

Research and Documentation

$59,991,612 (14%)
448 Grants (10%)

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.