10%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$183.8 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
2,051 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Comic Relief UK $34.2 M
  2. The Oak Foundation $22.2 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $12.9 M
  4. NoVo Foundation $12.1 M
  5. Humanity United $10.5 M
  6. Nationale Postcode Loterij $10.2 M
  7. American Jewish World Service $7.0 M
  8. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $5.1 M
  9. Ford Foundation $4.8 M
  10. National Endowment for Democracy $3.9 M
  11. Bloomberg Philanthropies $3.8 M
  12. The Allstate Foundation $3.7 M
  13. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $3.5 M
  14. Mama Cash $3.4 M
  15. Human Dignity Foundation $2.7 M
  16. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $2.6 M
  17. Hivos $2.5 M
  18. Tides Foundation $2.2 M
  19. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $2.1 M
  20. The Global Fund for Women $2.1 M
  21. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.0 M
  22. Trust for London $1.7 M
  23. The PHM Foundation $1.6 M
  24. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.4 M
  25. Mensen met een Missie $1.2 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$15,131,656 (8%)
305 Grants (15%)

Caribbean

$1,084,727 (1%)
30 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$11,716,572 (6%)
252 Grants (12%)

Global Programs

$36,110,933 (20%)
239 Grants (12%)

Latin America & Mexico

$15,492,019 (8%)
197 Grants (10%)

Middle East & North Africa

$10,661,094 (6%)
135 Grants (7%)

North America

$20,968,528 (11%)
343 Grants (17%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$55,929,003 (30%)
417 Grants (20%)

Western Europe

$25,511,097 (14%)
218 Grants (11%)

Region totals include both foundation grants directly to recipients based in the region specified and foundation grants to recipients located in other regions to do work benefiting the region specified. Grants may mention more than one region of benefit and therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Issue

Issue totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to address a specific issue. In order to provide unique totals and avoid double-counting, each foundation grant has been assigned to exactly one issue category within the human rights taxonomy.

Foundation Funding by 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.