21%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$518.9 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
5,230 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $41.3 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $41.0 M
  3. Comic Relief $39.7 M
  4. Oak Foundation $35.3 M
  5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $32.0 M
  6. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $17.4 M
  7. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $15.8 M
  8. Big Lottery Fund $12.8 M
  9. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $12.2 M
  10. Ford Foundation $10.8 M
  11. Tides Foundation $10.1 M
  12. The Pershing Square Foundation $10.0 M
  13. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $8.9 M
  14. EEA and Norway Grants $8.9 M
  15. ViiV Healthcare $8.6 M
  16. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $8.2 M
  17. Foundation for a Just Society $8.0 M
  18. Human Dignity Foundation $7.9 M
  19. Cordaid $7.6 M
  20. National Endowment for Democracy $7.5 M
  21. The Freedom Fund - London $6.6 M
  22. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $5.8 M
  23. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $5.8 M
  24. Segal Family Foundation $5.5 M
  25. Unbound Philanthropy $4.9 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
4,158 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United Kingdom $135.2 M
  2. Canada $132.8 M
  3. Sweden $117.7 M
  4. Global Fund $83.5 M
  5. European Union Institutions $71.7 M
  6. Norway $63.5 M
  7. Finland $55.4 M
  8. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $38.6 M
  9. United States $35.3 M
  10. Australia $27.2 M
  11. Germany $23.6 M
  12. Switzerland $21.1 M
  13. Netherlands $17.0 M
  14. Belgium $16.2 M
  15. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $13.4 M
  16. Spain $13.2 M
  17. Italy $12.1 M
  18. Japan $10.2 M
  19. Denmark $5.3 M
  20. Ireland $3.5 M
  21. France $1.7 M
  22. Korea $1.5 M
  23. Austria $1.4 M
  24. New Zealand $1.3 M
  25. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $695.3 K
  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

Intersecting Populations

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

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

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported the Graça Machel Trust in South Africa for its work on the transition from Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH).
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors gave core support to Girl Effect in the United Kingdom to realize its mission of empowering girls to overcome poverty and achieve their potential.