4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$73.6 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
830 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Anonymous $27.3 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $12.9 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $5.7 M
  4. Tides Foundation $1.9 M
  5. GE Foundation $1.9 M
  6. Disability Rights Fund $1.9 M
  7. The Melville Charitable Trust $1.5 M
  8. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $1.5 M
  9. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $1.5 M
  10. Abilis Foundation $1.5 M
  11. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $1.3 M
  12. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $932.5 K
  13. The Henry Smith Charity $684.4 K
  14. The Wal-Mart Foundation $600.0 K
  15. Humanity United $600.0 K
  16. The California Endowment $595.6 K
  17. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $513.6 K
  18. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $450.0 K
  19. Trust for London $407.0 K
  20. American Jewish World Service $404.5 K
  21. The New York Community Trust $365.0 K
  22. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $340.0 K
  23. Global Fund for Children $308.0 K
  24. The Rockefeller Foundation $306.8 K
  25. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $250.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$56.4 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
251 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $15.7 M
  2. Norway $7.8 M
  3. European Union Institutions $7.7 M
  4. Australia $6.1 M
  5. Canada $5.1 M
  6. Spain $3.4 M
  7. Denmark $3.3 M
  8. Finland $2.3 M
  9. Belgium $1.9 M
  10. United Kingdom $792.0 K
  11. United States $526.2 K
  12. International Development Association $432.7 K
  13. Germany $368.4 K
  14. Italy $342.8 K
  15. OPEC Fund for International Development $176.1 K
  16. Netherlands $158.5 K
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $146.4 K
  18. Japan $116.5 K
  19. Iceland $20.4 K
  20. Switzerland $11.1 K
  21. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,468,080 (5%)
137 Grants (17%)

Caribbean

$59,768 (0%)
3 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$10,005,379 (14%)
169 Grants (20%)

Global Programs

$2,515,766 (3%)
18 Grants (2%)

Latin America & Mexico

$2,184,463 (3%)
92 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$916,968 (1%)
16 Grants (2%)

North America

$14,610,459 (20%)
166 Grants (20%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$19,640,518 (27%)
161 Grants (19%)

Western Europe

$22,433,857 (30%)
76 Grants (9%)

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.