3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$73.8 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
1,337 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Arcus Foundation $12.7 M
  2. Ford Foundation $11.8 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $5.3 M
  4. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $4.7 M
  5. Hivos $3.2 M
  6. Elton John AIDS Foundation $3.2 M
  7. EEA and Norway Grants $3.1 M
  8. The Atlantic Philanthropies $3.0 M
  9. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $2.6 M
  10. American Jewish World Service $2.6 M
  11. David Bohnett Foundation $2.5 M
  12. The California Endowment $2.3 M
  13. Stephen Lewis Foundation $2.0 M
  14. Open Society Foundations $1.8 M
  15. Proteus Fund $1.8 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.7 M
  17. Foundation for a Just Society $1.6 M
  18. Mama Cash $1.3 M
  19. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.2 M
  20. Fund For Global Human Rights $860.0 K
  21. UHAI: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative $854.4 K
  22. Fundacja Batorego $763.1 K
  23. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $757.0 K
  24. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $731.0 K
  25. The Foundation for AIDS Research $691.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$34.4 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
163 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $7.4 M
  2. Global Fund $6.3 M
  3. Australia $4.8 M
  4. Norway $4.3 M
  5. European Union Institutions $3.2 M
  6. Netherlands $2.3 M
  7. Finland $2.2 M
  8. United States $1.5 M
  9. Canada $907.8 K
  10. Germany $468.4 K
  11. Spain $396.3 K
  12. Belgium $326.7 K
  13. Denmark $178.0 K
  14. United Kingdom $55.8 K
  15. Ireland $26.5 K
  16. Switzerland $17.5 K
  17. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$5,145,749 (7%)
132 Grants (10%)

Caribbean

$1,314,905 (2%)
42 Grants (3%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$4,617,218 (6%)
108 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$6,600,738 (9%)
46 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,230,575 (4%)
152 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,410,236 (2%)
31 Grants (2%)

North America

$38,769,014 (53%)
627 Grants (47%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$9,818,754 (13%)
186 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$4,637,823 (6%)
51 Grants (4%)

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.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.