Indigenous Peoples

5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$113.5 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights

Of this 5%
43% Environmental and Resource Rights
20% Social and Cultural Rights
8% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
5% Civic and Political Participation
5% Health and Well-being Rights
4% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
3% Freedom from Violence
3% Economic and Labor Rights
2% Human Rights, General
2% Expression and Information Rights
2% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
1% Migration and Displacement

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $38.07 M
  2. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $15.30 M
  3. The Christensen Fund $9.98 M
  4. The Oak Foundation $3.60 M
  5. American Jewish World Service $3.33 M
  6. Open Society Foundations $3.12 M
  7. The California Endowment $2.38 M
  8. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $2.01 M
  9. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $2.00 M
  10. Bush Foundation $1.84 M
  11. The International Development Research Centre $1.82 M
  12. Hivos $1.82 M
  13. Tamalpais Trust $1.65 M
  14. Global Greengrants Fund $1.37 M
  15. The Global Fund for Women $1.34 M
  16. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $1.21 M
  17. Mensen met een Missie $1.16 M
  18. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.05 M
  19. Catalyst for Peace $1.04 M
  20. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $1.03 M
  21. The Rees-Jones Foundation $1.00 M
  22. Tides Foundation $0.98 M
  23. Full Circle Fund $0.94 M
  24. Lannan Foundation $0.89 M
  25. Marguerite Casey Foundation $0.85 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$86.3 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Norway $22.16 M
  2. Germany $13.24 M
  3. United States $11.08 M
  4. Canada $9.63 M
  5. Spain $6.45 M
  6. Sweden $5.83 M
  7. Global Fund $4.20 M
  8. Denmark $3.87 M
  9. Finland $3.80 M
  10. European Union Institutions $3.35 M
  11. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $1.34 M
  12. Switzerland $0.57 M
  13. Netherlands $0.32 M
  14. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.29 M
  15. Austria $0.07 M
  16. Estonia $0.03 M
  17. Belgium $0.02 M
  18. United Kingdom $0.005 M
  19. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$15,169,234 (13%)
286 Grants (20%)

Caribbean

$866,000 (1%)
8 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,402,500 (1%)
15 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$12,670,703 (11%)
95 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$34,239,350 (30%)
689 Grants (47%)

Middle East & North Africa

$215,000 (0%)
7 Grants (0%)

North America

$33,690,828 (30%)
235 Grants (16%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$10,230,969 (9%)
150 Grants (10%)

Western Europe

$1,486,056 (1%)
5 Grants (0%)

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

$48,711,199 (43%)
606 Grants (42%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$22,675,912 (20%)
250 Grants (17%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$8,768,786 (8%)
173 Grants (12%)

Intersecting Populations

Women & Girls

$18,742,931 (17%)
465 Grants (32%)

Children & Youth

$11,939,019 (11%)
297 Grants (20%)

Migrants & Refugees

$9,541,146 (8%)
120 Grants (8%)

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

$39,149,201 (34%)
299 Grants (20%)

Research and Documentation

$30,266,101 (27%)
205 Grants (14%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$23,969,307 (21%)
261 Grants (18%)

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