Indigenous Peoples

4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$68.2 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Of this 4%
37% Environmental and Resource Rights
28% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
9% Social and Cultural Rights
8% Human Rights, General
4% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
3% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
2% Health and Well-being Rights
2% Economic and Labor Rights
2% Civic and Political Participation
1% Expression and Information Rights
1% Freedom from Violence
1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
1% Migration and Displacement

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $22.98 M
  2. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $8.24 M
  3. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $3.67 M
  4. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.50 M
  5. American Jewish World Service $3.25 M
  6. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $2.27 M
  7. Open Society Foundations $2.21 M
  8. NoVo Foundation $2.04 M
  9. Hivos $1.77 M
  10. National Endowment for Democracy $1.51 M
  11. Mensen met een Missie $1.38 M
  12. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.25 M
  13. The Global Fund for Women $1.10 M
  14. Tides Foundation $0.91 M
  15. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.88 M
  16. Catalyst for Peace $0.84 M
  17. Kalliopeia Foundation $0.58 M
  18. Both Ends $0.47 M
  19. Nirnaya Women's Fund $0.46 M
  20. The Oak Foundation $0.46 M
  21. Marguerite Casey Foundation $0.44 M
  22. Foro Internacional de Mujeres Indigenas $0.43 M
  23. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $0.41 M
  24. Wallace Global Fund II $0.39 M
  25. First Peoples Worldwide $0.36 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$88.3 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Norway $24.19 M
  2. Germany $13.39 M
  3. Canada $12.36 M
  4. Global Fund $8.82 M
  5. Spain $8.31 M
  6. Denmark $5.38 M
  7. United States $4.37 M
  8. Sweden $3.84 M
  9. European Union Institutions $2.45 M
  10. Finland $2.38 M
  11. Netherlands $0.93 M
  12. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $0.74 M
  13. Switzerland $0.61 M
  14. Austria $0.48 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.06 M
  16. Belgium $0.03 M
  17. United Kingdom $0.03 M
  18. Italy $0.01 M
  19. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$9,721,637 (14%)
192 Grants (20%)

Caribbean

$272,420 (0%)
2 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$26,450 (0%)
2 Grants (0%)

Global Programs

$7,734,882 (11%)
68 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$32,228,328 (47%)
477 Grants (49%)

Middle East & North Africa

$950,500 (1%)
14 Grants (1%)

North America

$17,502,205 (26%)
167 Grants (17%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$3,916,865 (6%)
78 Grants (8%)

Western Europe

$874,342 (1%)
7 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

$25,127,758 (37%)
362 Grants (37%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$19,048,982 (28%)
190 Grants (19%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$6,416,818 (9%)
101 Grants (10%)

Intersecting Populations

Economically Disadvantaged

$42,595,573 (62%)
419 Grants (43%)

Women & Girls

$18,136,135 (27%)
324 Grants (33%)

Children & Youth

$11,180,128 (16%)
149 Grants (15%)

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

  • Disability Rights Advocacy Fund supported the International Disability Alliance in Switzerland to raise awareness globally on the rights of indigenous persons with disabilities within both the indigenous and disability communities and UN mechanisms, including producing an Expert report on conditions for indigenous persons with disabilities worldwide to be presented at the 2013 UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
  • Fund For Global Human Rights supported Otros Mundos in Mexico to work with local organizations, rural and indigenous communities, and coalitions on the national and Mesoamerican level to develop strategies to defend land and resource rights in the face of corporate-led development projects.

Case Studies