4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$101.8 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
1,734 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $15.3 M
  2. Arcus Foundation $12.9 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $8.9 M
  4. Foundation for a Just Society $8.4 M
  5. Gill Foundation $6.4 M
  6. Elton John AIDS Foundation $6.1 M
  7. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $4.7 M
  8. Tides Foundation $4.0 M
  9. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $3.8 M
  10. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $3.1 M
  11. Big Lottery Fund $3.0 M
  12. American Jewish World Service $2.1 M
  13. Proteus Fund $1.7 M
  14. NEO Philanthropy $1.3 M
  15. ViiV Healthcare $1.3 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.2 M
  17. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.2 M
  18. Mama Cash $1.1 M
  19. Fundacja Batorego $1.1 M
  20. Dreilinden, GmbH $1.1 M
  21. Comic Relief $1.0 M
  22. Nationale Postcode Loterij $999.0 K
  23. Oak Foundation $980.5 K
  24. The James Irvine Foundation $950.0 K
  25. EEA and Norway Grants $856.9 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$21.6 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
160 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $9.7 M
  2. Norway $3.2 M
  3. European Union Institutions $2.9 M
  4. United States $2.0 M
  5. Netherlands $1.0 M
  6. United Kingdom $894.0 K
  7. Finland $661.7 K
  8. Global Fund $435.0 K
  9. Germany $339.9 K
  10. Spain $267.1 K
  11. Switzerland $69.5 K
  12. Belgium $66.6 K
  13. Austria $55.5 K
  14. Canada $41.3 K
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $505
  16. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$5,499,657 (5%)
154 Grants (9%)

Caribbean

$1,367,382 (1%)
25 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$4,431,054 (4%)
127 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$7,916,204 (8%)
57 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,844,340 (4%)
157 Grants (9%)

Middle East & North Africa

$695,652 (1%)
37 Grants (2%)

North America

$63,179,120 (62%)
865 Grants (50%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$10,331,270 (10%)
220 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$6,608,275 (6%)
104 Grants (6%)

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

Intersecting Populations

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Strategy Focus

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

  • Fund For Global Human Rights supported Queer Youth Uganda in Uganda to educate the LGBTI community on their rights, offer legal and psycho-social support to young persons who identify as LGBTI, and provide means for them to fight discrimination.
  • Foundation for a Just Society supported Sankofa Initiative for West Africa (ISDAO) to establish an activist-led fund dedicated to strengthening and supporting a West African movement for gender diversity and sexual rights.