Indigenous Peoples

3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$77.7 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 3%
32% Environmental and Resource Rights
18% Social and Cultural Rights
11% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
9% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
6% Human Rights, General
6% Freedom from Violence
6% Civic and Political Participation
4% Health and Well-being Rights
3% Economic and Labor Rights
2% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
2% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
1% Migration and Displacement
1% Expression and Information Rights

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $22.50 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $10.39 M
  3. EEA and Norway Grants $6.62 M
  4. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $2.42 M
  5. Global Greengrants Fund $2.38 M
  6. The Swift Foundation $1.99 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $1.96 M
  8. Hivos $1.92 M
  9. American Jewish World Service $1.79 M
  10. Tamalpais Trust $1.62 M
  11. Mensen met een Missie $1.55 M
  12. NEO Philanthropy $1.44 M
  13. Cordaid $1.25 M
  14. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.18 M
  15. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.10 M
  16. National Endowment for Democracy $1.05 M
  17. Catalyst for Peace $1.04 M
  18. The Global Fund for Women $1.03 M
  19. The California Endowment $0.93 M
  20. Open Society Foundations $0.89 M
  21. Full Circle Fund $0.85 M
  22. Bush Foundation $0.83 M
  23. Lannan Foundation $0.76 M
  24. Rasmuson Foundation $0.75 M
  25. Tides Foundation $0.73 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$83.9 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Norway $22.37 M
  2. Germany $9.58 M
  3. United States $9.44 M
  4. Canada $8.62 M
  5. Sweden $7.85 M
  6. Finland $5.78 M
  7. Spain $5.22 M
  8. European Union Institutions $4.88 M
  9. Denmark $4.11 M
  10. Global Fund $3.64 M
  11. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $1.06 M
  12. Switzerland $0.79 M
  13. Austria $0.18 M
  14. Netherlands $0.10 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.09 M
  16. Belgium $0.08 M
  17. Italy $0.04 M
  18. Estonia $0.02 M
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $0.02 M
  20. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $0.01 M
  21. Portugal $0.01 M
  22. Climate Investment Funds [CIF] $0.001 M
  23. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$11,828,210 (15%)
249 Grants (18%)

Caribbean

$580,154 (1%)
6 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$6,335,976 (8%)
125 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$9,802,567 (13%)
58 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$28,386,301 (37%)
607 Grants (44%)

Middle East & North Africa

$241,781 (0%)
11 Grants (1%)

North America

$18,334,495 (24%)
231 Grants (17%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$5,867,426 (8%)
111 Grants (8%)

Western Europe

$876,045 (1%)
10 Grants (1%)

Regional focus includes grants going directly to recipients in the region specified and to recipients located in other regions for activities focused on the region specified.

Issue Focus

Environmental and Resource Rights

$24,986,664 (32%)
514 Grants (37%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$14,355,366 (18%)
308 Grants (22%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$8,170,327 (11%)
124 Grants (9%)

Intersecting Populations

Women & Girls

$23,047,034 (30%)
540 Grants (39%)

Children & Youth

$12,346,917 (16%)
333 Grants (24%)

Migrants & Refugees

$3,708,808 (5%)
70 Grants (5%)

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.

Strategy Focus

Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

$29,068,277 (37%)
496 Grants (36%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$15,872,574 (20%)
252 Grants (18%)

Public Engagement and Awareness-raising

$11,453,791 (15%)
238 Grants (17%)

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation supported Nanwakolas Council in Canada to incoporate First Nations leadership into the development and implementation of a community marine plan.
  • Tamalpais Trust supported the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation in Thailand to strengthen the Regional Indigenous Network and Indigenous women and youth empowerment in Asia.

Case Studies