5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$88.8 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
1,585 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $16.5 M
  2. Gill Foundation $7.6 M
  3. Arcus Foundation $7.4 M
  4. Hivos $7.3 M
  5. Open Society Foundations $6.7 M
  6. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $5.9 M
  7. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $5.5 M
  8. The Atlantic Philanthropies $4.5 M
  9. Tides Foundation $3.2 M
  10. American Jewish World Service $2.7 M
  11. Proteus Fund $1.9 M
  12. Comic Relief UK $1.7 M
  13. David Bohnett Foundation $1.7 M
  14. The Oak Foundation $1.6 M
  15. The Global Fund for Women $1.5 M
  16. Mama Cash $1.2 M
  17. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $1.2 M
  18. NEO Philanthropy $1.1 M
  19. The James Irvine Foundation $1.0 M
  20. Horizons Foundation $998.7 K
  21. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $990.4 K
  22. Uhai Eashri $838.4 K
  23. Dreilinden, gGmbH $790.4 K
  24. E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation $708.2 K
  25. Wells Fargo Foundation $705.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$37.8 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights
96 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $25.4 M
  2. Sweden $4.3 M
  3. Norway $4.1 M
  4. European Union Institutions $1.3 M
  5. Netherlands $1.2 M
  6. United States $475.0 K
  7. Spain $211.1 K
  8. Finland $147.8 K
  9. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $145.4 K
  10. Germany $139.1 K
  11. United Kingdom $123.2 K
  12. Belgium $77.1 K
  13. Switzerland $35.7 K
  14. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,604,119 (4%)
95 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$489,651 (1%)
17 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,241,485 (3%)
72 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$9,888,180 (11%)
73 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,309,174 (4%)
119 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$975,846 (1%)
30 Grants (2%)

North America

$53,175,532 (60%)
991 Grants (63%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$13,325,722 (15%)
155 Grants (10%)

Western Europe

$2,564,218 (3%)
41 Grants (3%)

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.