5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$79.6 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
1,250 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Arcus Foundation $12.5 M
  2. Hivos $6.7 M
  3. The Gill Foundation $6.2 M
  4. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $5.4 M
  5. Nationale Postcode Loterij $3.7 M
  6. Anonymous $3.6 M
  7. Open Society Foundations $3.6 M
  8. Ford Foundation $3.0 M
  9. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $2.9 M
  10. The Atlantic Philanthropies $2.8 M
  11. The California Endowment $2.7 M
  12. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.3 M
  13. Tides Foundation $2.3 M
  14. Proteus Fund $1.8 M
  15. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $1.5 M
  16. Levi Strauss Foundation $1.1 M
  17. Mama Cash $1.0 M
  18. Horizons Foundation $1.0 M
  19. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $834.6 K
  20. American Jewish World Service $776.0 K
  21. The Paul Rapoport Foundation $709.8 K
  22. Public Interest Projects $642.5 K
  23. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $518.9 K
  24. Weingart Foundation $500.0 K
  25. Uhai Eashri $484.3 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$23.2 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
76 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $12.9 M
  2. Norway $3.9 M
  3. Sweden $3.8 M
  4. Netherlands $1.0 M
  5. European Union Institutions $732.4 K
  6. Spain $309.4 K
  7. Denmark $278.0 K
  8. Germany $124.0 K
  9. United States $83.3 K
  10. United Kingdom $62.7 K
  11. Switzerland $5.1 K
  12. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$6,231,626 (8%)
82 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$220,786 (0%)
8 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,266,775 (2%)
36 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$5,853,958 (7%)
57 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,699,022 (5%)
98 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$851,631 (1%)
24 Grants (2%)

North America

$47,628,268 (60%)
784 Grants (63%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$13,105,386 (16%)
141 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$4,061,635 (5%)
29 Grants (2%)

Region totals include both foundation grants directly to recipients based in the region specified and foundation grants to recipients located in other regions to do work benefiting the region specified. Grants may mention more than one region of benefit and therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Issue

Issue totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to address a specific issue. In order to provide unique totals and avoid double-counting, each foundation grant has been assigned to exactly one issue category within the human rights taxonomy.

Foundation Funding by Intersecting Populations

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.