4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$86.4 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
1,323 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Fundación ONCE $17.0 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $11.8 M
  3. Nationale Postcode Loterij $6.9 M
  4. The Atlantic Philanthropies $5.4 M
  5. EEA and Norway Grants $3.8 M
  6. The Foundation for Civil Society $3.5 M
  7. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.4 M
  8. Disability Rights Fund $2.3 M
  9. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.2 M
  10. The Oak Foundation $2.2 M
  11. Abilis Foundation $2.1 M
  12. American Jewish World Service $2.1 M
  13. The Henry Smith Charity $1.9 M
  14. Comic Relief UK $1.8 M
  15. Trust for London $1.6 M
  16. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.2 M
  17. The California Endowment $948.3 K
  18. The City Bridge Trust $841.5 K
  19. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation $833.0 K
  20. Ford Foundation $766.1 K
  21. GE Foundation $761.3 K
  22. The Global Fund for Women $702.5 K
  23. NoVo Foundation $650.0 K
  24. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $641.4 K
  25. New Israel Fund $637.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$100.3 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
383 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Australia $26.8 M
  2. Sweden $14.5 M
  3. Finland $12.0 M
  4. European Union Institutions $10.6 M
  5. Belgium $9.1 M
  6. Canada $7.4 M
  7. Norway $6.8 M
  8. Ireland $4.4 M
  9. France $2.4 M
  10. Spain $1.5 M
  11. Germany $1.3 M
  12. Denmark $1.3 M
  13. United Kingdom $946.2 K
  14. Italy $303.8 K
  15. United States $199.3 K
  16. Switzerland $183.8 K
  17. Czech Republic $127.5 K
  18. Iceland $114.6 K
  19. Austria $99.6 K
  20. Japan $84.0 K
  21. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $68.9 K
  22. Slovak Republic $3.8 K
  23. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$2,475,417 (3%)
133 Grants (10%)

Caribbean

$287,069 (0%)
11 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$13,773,685 (16%)
255 Grants (19%)

Global Programs

$2,341,831 (3%)
18 Grants (1%)

Latin America & Mexico

$1,761,143 (2%)
45 Grants (3%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,221,705 (3%)
36 Grants (3%)

North America

$18,761,621 (22%)
205 Grants (15%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$9,495,744 (11%)
246 Grants (19%)

Western Europe

$34,145,853 (40%)
381 Grants (29%)

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.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.