3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$53.8 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
916 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $10.5 M
  2. Comic Relief UK $5.5 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $3.8 M
  4. The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation $2.5 M
  5. Disability Rights Fund $2.5 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $2.4 M
  7. The California Endowment $1.9 M
  8. American Jewish World Service $1.7 M
  9. Trust for London $1.6 M
  10. The Foundation for Civil Society $1.6 M
  11. Abilis Foundation $1.5 M
  12. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $1.2 M
  13. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.2 M
  14. Tides Foundation $1.1 M
  15. The Melville Charitable Trust $900.1 K
  16. The Henry Smith Charity $867.0 K
  17. GE Foundation $692.1 K
  18. The Global Fund for Women $630.7 K
  19. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $586.3 K
  20. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK) $494.4 K
  21. Ford Foundation $479.3 K
  22. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $463.0 K
  23. Public Welfare Foundation $455.0 K
  24. NoVo Foundation $450.0 K
  25. The Kresge Foundation $360.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$73.1 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights
339 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Australia $19.4 M
  2. Sweden $14.6 M
  3. European Union Institutions $8.6 M
  4. Belgium $6.1 M
  5. Norway $4.9 M
  6. Ireland $4.2 M
  7. Canada $3.6 M
  8. Denmark $2.7 M
  9. France $2.1 M
  10. Finland $2.1 M
  11. Germany $1.1 M
  12. United Kingdom $985.2 K
  13. United States $905.2 K
  14. Spain $827.7 K
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $465.4 K
  16. Italy $146.8 K
  17. Japan $125.3 K
  18. Netherlands $112.2 K
  19. Austria $77.1 K
  20. Czech Republic $58.1 K
  21. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,759,015 (7%)
143 Grants (16%)

Caribbean

$54,500 (0%)
4 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$7,107,613 (13%)
184 Grants (20%)

Global Programs

$3,556,861 (7%)
25 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$1,997,167 (4%)
60 Grants (7%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,742,764 (7%)
27 Grants (3%)

North America

$15,164,534 (28%)
189 Grants (21%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$8,673,643 (16%)
204 Grants (22%)

Western Europe

$10,645,607 (20%)
88 Grants (10%)

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.