Indigenous Peoples

3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$46 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 3%
33% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
23% Environmental and Resource Rights
16% Human Rights, General
9% Social and Cultural Rights
6% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
4% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
3% Freedom from Violence
2% Civic and Political Participation
2% Health and Well-being Rights
1% Expression and Information Rights
<1% Migration and Displacement
<1% Economic and Labor Rights
<1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $18.00 M
  2. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $2.79 M
  3. Hivos $2.64 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $2.26 M
  5. American Jewish World Service $1.58 M
  6. Mensen met een Missie $1.34 M
  7. Tides Foundation $1.09 M
  8. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.03 M
  9. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $0.99 M
  10. Bush Foundation $0.95 M
  11. The Oak Foundation $0.91 M
  12. Kalliopeia Foundation $0.89 M
  13. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.73 M
  14. Charles K. Blandin Foundation $0.60 M
  15. Lannan Foundation $0.60 M
  16. The Atlantic Philanthropies $0.50 M
  17. National Endowment for Democracy $0.47 M
  18. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $0.40 M
  19. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $0.35 M
  20. Annenberg Foundation $0.35 M
  21. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $0.35 M
  22. Dietel Partners $0.33 M
  23. Wallace Global Fund II $0.32 M
  24. The Dallas Foundation $0.31 M
  25. ExxonMobil Foundation $0.30 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$105.8 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Canada $28.33 M
  2. Norway $25.89 M
  3. Spain $20.22 M
  4. Germany $9.98 M
  5. Denmark $4.17 M
  6. European Union Institutions $3.77 M
  7. United States $2.96 M
  8. Global Fund $2.80 M
  9. Sweden $2.31 M
  10. Finland $1.96 M
  11. Austria $1.14 M
  12. Ireland $1.09 M
  13. Italy $0.41 M
  14. Netherlands $0.28 M
  15. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $0.16 M
  16. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.13 M
  17. Switzerland $0.11 M
  18. Belgium $0.03 M
  19. United Kingdom $0.02 M
  20. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$6,096,278 (13%)
111 Grants (18%)

Caribbean

$65,250 (0%)
3 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$107,802 (0%)
1 Grants (0%)

Global Programs

$6,839,179 (15%)
54 Grants (9%)

Latin America & Mexico

$21,518,569 (47%)
338 Grants (54%)

Middle East & North Africa

$226,500 (0%)
6 Grants (1%)

North America

$11,935,933 (26%)
110 Grants (17%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$2,317,119 (5%)
29 Grants (5%)

Western Europe

$746,522 (2%)
4 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

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$15,381,741 (33%)
161 Grants (26%)

Environmental and Resource Rights

$10,597,921 (23%)
218 Grants (35%)

Human Rights, General

$7,388,057 (16%)
79 Grants (13%)

Intersecting Populations

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$46,028,381 (100%)
631 Grants (100%)

Economically Disadvantaged

$26,775,812 (58%)
289 Grants (46%)

Women & Girls

$9,728,534 (21%)
177 Grants (28%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • The Atlantic Philanthropies gave to Indian Law Resource Center in the USA to help end violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls and its devastating impact on Native communities.
  • American Jewish World Service gave to Comunicaciones Aliadas in Peru for the production and distribution of news on natural resources rights, gender-based violence, and human rights violations, especially against indigenous peoples, and to support capacity building for indigenous women leaders and locally-driven advocacy.

Case Studies