3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$84.1 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
1,216 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. EEA and Norway Grants $14.7 M
  2. Fundación ONCE $12.6 M
  3. Comic Relief $9.5 M
  4. Nationale Postcode Loterij $4.2 M
  5. Open Society Foundations $3.5 M
  6. The Atlantic Philanthropies $3.0 M
  7. Abilis Foundation $2.7 M
  8. NoVo Foundation $2.6 M
  9. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.4 M
  10. The Oak Foundation $2.4 M
  11. American Jewish World Service $2.4 M
  12. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $2.0 M
  13. Disability Rights Fund $1.5 M
  14. Ford Foundation $1.4 M
  15. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $1.3 M
  16. Trust for London $1.2 M
  17. The City Bridge Trust $1.1 M
  18. The California Endowment $1.1 M
  19. GE Foundation $894.2 K
  20. Bodossaki Foundation $843.3 K
  21. King Baudouin Foundation $769.7 K
  22. Sabanci Foundation $705.5 K
  23. Foundation Open Society Institute - Switzerland $665.8 K
  24. Nuffield Foundation $622.7 K
  25. The F. B. Heron Foundation $600.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$93.7 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
474 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Australia $22.6 M
  2. European Union Institutions $15.7 M
  3. Finland $14.8 M
  4. Canada $8.5 M
  5. Belgium $6.7 M
  6. Norway $6.0 M
  7. Sweden $5.7 M
  8. United States $4.7 M
  9. France $2.6 M
  10. Germany $2.5 M
  11. Italy $1.3 M
  12. United Kingdom $977.0 K
  13. Spain $672.3 K
  14. Ireland $285.0 K
  15. Austria $165.8 K
  16. Iceland $120.0 K
  17. Greece $94.7 K
  18. Japan $85.9 K
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $70.3 K
  20. Netherlands $65.5 K
  21. Poland $56.8 K
  22. Switzerland $27.3 K
  23. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $19.0 K
  24. Slovak Republic $1.3 K
  25. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,237,327 (4%)
133 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$930,580 (1%)
13 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$14,348,770 (17%)
244 Grants (20%)

Global Programs

$2,307,366 (3%)
16 Grants (1%)

Latin America & Mexico

$1,573,757 (2%)
32 Grants (3%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,867,451 (3%)
49 Grants (4%)

North America

$19,429,762 (23%)
190 Grants (16%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$8,473,163 (10%)
253 Grants (21%)

Western Europe

$31,043,036 (37%)
286 Grants (24%)

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.