Indigenous Peoples

4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$90.3 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights

Of this 4%
38% Social and Cultural Rights
21% Environmental and Resource Rights
9% Freedom from Violence
6% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
5% Migration and Displacement
5% Human Rights, General
4% Civic and Political Participation
3% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
3% Economic and Labor Rights
2% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
2% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
2% Health and Well-being Rights
1% Expression and Information Rights

Top Funders

  1. NoVo Foundation $22.56 M
  2. Tides Foundation $10.71 M
  3. Ford Foundation $10.32 M
  4. Oak Foundation $4.77 M
  5. Foundation for a Just Society $3.70 M
  6. American Jewish World Service $3.09 M
  7. The Christensen Fund $2.60 M
  8. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $2.57 M
  9. Global Greengrants Fund $2.51 M
  10. Tamalpais Trust $2.48 M
  11. Bush Foundation $2.29 M
  12. The Swift Foundation $2.03 M
  13. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.56 M
  14. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.54 M
  15. Mensen met een Missie $1.34 M
  16. Lumina Foundation $1.21 M
  17. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $1.20 M
  18. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.01 M
  19. Carnegie Corporation of New York $1.00 M
  20. Fund for Women's Equality $0.94 M
  21. Foundation to Promote Open Society $0.94 M
  22. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.89 M
  23. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $0.85 M
  24. Citi Foundation $0.83 M
  25. NEO Philanthropy $0.75 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$68.7 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Norway $18.84 M
  2. United States $8.82 M
  3. Sweden $7.85 M
  4. Germany $7.85 M
  5. Denmark $6.06 M
  6. Finland $5.99 M
  7. European Union Institutions $3.26 M
  8. Canada $3.20 M
  9. Spain $3.19 M
  10. Switzerland $1.12 M
  11. Inter-American Development Bank $1.07 M
  12. Global Fund $0.44 M
  13. Ireland $0.28 M
  14. International Labour Organisation $0.19 M
  15. Italy $0.11 M
  16. United Kingdom $0.09 M
  17. Japan $0.09 M
  18. Estonia $0.08 M
  19. Austria $0.08 M
  20. Belgium $0.07 M
  21. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.03 M
  22. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$12,216,404 (14%)
294 Grants (21%)

Caribbean

$371,540 (0%)
4 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$769,890 (1%)
10 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$12,365,797 (14%)
69 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$21,993,461 (24%)
566 Grants (40%)

Middle East & North Africa

$370,512 (0%)
6 Grants (0%)

North America

$35,330,484 (39%)
341 Grants (24%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$10,235,458 (11%)
153 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$2,139,326 (2%)
14 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

Social and Cultural Rights

$34,275,681 (38%)
410 Grants (29%)

Environmental and Resource Rights

$19,234,733 (21%)
533 Grants (37%)

Freedom from Violence

$8,141,995 (9%)
92 Grants (6%)

Intersecting Populations

Women & Girls

$26,501,131 (29%)
440 Grants (31%)

Children & Youth

$21,004,278 (23%)
207 Grants (14%)

Migrants & Refugees

$8,242,703 (9%)
63 Grants (4%)

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

$53,253,713 (59%)
837 Grants (59%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$30,739,317 (34%)
399 Grants (28%)

Public Engagement and Awareness-raising

$13,700,393 (15%)
184 Grants (13%)

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