Migrants & Refugees

11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$277.4 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights

Of this 11%
44% Migration and Displacement
14% Social and Cultural Rights
10% Freedom from Violence
8% Health and Well-being Rights
8% Civic and Political Participation
6% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
5% Economic and Labor Rights
1% Environmental and Resource Rights
1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
1% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
<1% Human Rights, General
<1% Expression and Information Rights
<1% Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Top Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $29.46 M
  2. Ford Foundation $27.78 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $18.14 M
  4. Carnegie Corporation of New York $13.33 M
  5. Oak Foundation $12.33 M
  6. Big Lottery Fund $11.30 M
  7. NEO Philanthropy $10.35 M
  8. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $10.08 M
  9. The Pershing Square Foundation $10.00 M
  10. Unbound Philanthropy $8.60 M
  11. The San Francisco Foundation $6.20 M
  12. Foundation to Promote Open Society $5.40 M
  13. The James Irvine Foundation $4.99 M
  14. Marguerite Casey Foundation $4.39 M
  15. Comic Relief $4.07 M
  16. The New York Community Trust $3.81 M
  17. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $3.61 M
  18. Humanity United $3.40 M
  19. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.40 M
  20. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation $3.12 M
  21. Tides Foundation $3.05 M
  22. The Freedom Fund - London $2.83 M
  23. The California Endowment $2.72 M
  24. The Tudor Trust $2.57 M
  25. New Israel Foundation $2.41 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

16%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$576.7 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Italy $230.85 M
  2. Canada $107.84 M
  3. United States $52.52 M
  4. Norway $47.01 M
  5. European Union Institutions $44.59 M
  6. Australia $32.65 M
  7. Belgium $19.41 M
  8. Finland $8.00 M
  9. Switzerland $7.80 M
  10. Sweden $6.31 M
  11. Japan $4.58 M
  12. International Labour Organisation $4.46 M
  13. Germany $4.46 M
  14. Spain $2.04 M
  15. United Kingdom $1.64 M
  16. Netherlands $1.03 M
  17. Global Fund $0.52 M
  18. Iceland $0.22 M
  19. France $0.19 M
  20. Slovak Republic $0.18 M
  21. Ireland $0.13 M
  22. United Arab Emirates $0.07 M
  23. Poland $0.06 M
  24. Estonia $0.06 M
  25. Austria $0.03 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$11,915,532 (4%)
182 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$658,569 (0%)
22 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,487,845 (1%)
93 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$45,560,347 (16%)
149 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$9,055,535 (3%)
121 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$9,239,975 (3%)
107 Grants (4%)

North America

$155,169,408 (56%)
1,293 Grants (52%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$6,164,938 (2%)
95 Grants (4%)

Western Europe

$41,218,764 (15%)
479 Grants (19%)

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

Migration and Displacement

$122,560,747 (44%)
986 Grants (40%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$39,166,956 (14%)
284 Grants (11%)

Freedom from Violence

$28,358,636 (10%)
301 Grants (12%)

Intersecting Populations

Children & Youth

$60,916,360 (22%)
519 Grants (21%)

Women & Girls

$41,125,645 (15%)
453 Grants (18%)

LGBTIQ

$11,721,244 (4%)
102 Grants (4%)

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

$109,963,252 (40%)
1,018 Grants (41%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$35,705,547 (13%)
290 Grants (12%)

Coalition-building and Collaboration

$29,294,730 (11%)
287 Grants (12%)

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

  • Avina Americas supported Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC) in Mexico to promote transnational justice and address labor recruitment issues for Mexican guest workers through workers’ education and outreach, education for policy-makers, filing legal complaints, and conducting legal research.
  • The Oak Foundation supported Terre des Hommes Lausanne in Switzerland to work with children, policy-makers and practitioners to enhance transnational collaboration and improve protection for children on the move in central and southeastern Europe.