Migrants & Refugees

11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$291.5 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 11%
46% Migration and Displacement
12% Freedom from Violence
9% Economic and Labor Rights
8% Health and Well-being Rights
7% Civic and Political Participation
6% Social and Cultural Rights
5% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
3% Human Rights, General
2% Environmental and Resource Rights
1% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
1% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
<1% Expression and Information Rights

Top Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $33.86 M
  2. Ford Foundation $31.79 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $22.14 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $17.29 M
  5. Carnegie Corporation of New York $13.08 M
  6. NEO Philanthropy $13.04 M
  7. The Atlantic Philanthropies $12.84 M
  8. The California Endowment $11.69 M
  9. The JPB Foundation $11.34 M
  10. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $9.15 M
  11. The Oak Foundation $8.65 M
  12. Unbound Philanthropy $6.86 M
  13. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $6.06 M
  14. Humanity United $5.68 M
  15. EEA and Norway Grants $5.38 M
  16. The James Irvine Foundation $5.13 M
  17. Comic Relief $4.76 M
  18. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $4.65 M
  19. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $4.54 M
  20. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $4.09 M
  21. Avina Americas $3.36 M
  22. National Endowment for Democracy $3.22 M
  23. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $3.15 M
  24. Trust for London $2.97 M
  25. Tides Foundation $2.95 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$310.7 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Norway $65.70 M
  2. Canada $61.74 M
  3. European Union Institutions $54.83 M
  4. United States $47.83 M
  5. Australia $21.20 M
  6. Sweden $14.15 M
  7. Finland $10.29 M
  8. Switzerland $8.52 M
  9. Belgium $5.77 M
  10. Global Fund $5.17 M
  11. Japan $5.09 M
  12. Germany $4.54 M
  13. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $1.75 M
  14. Italy $1.27 M
  15. Spain $0.83 M
  16. Netherlands $0.46 M
  17. United Kingdom $0.39 M
  18. Iceland $0.31 M
  19. France $0.27 M
  20. Ireland $0.19 M
  21. Poland $0.12 M
  22. International Development Association $0.09 M
  23. Greece $0.07 M
  24. Austria $0.06 M
  25. Slovak Republic $0.03 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$8,677,977 (3%)
123 Grants (5%)

Caribbean

$521,200 (0%)
11 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$6,650,746 (2%)
101 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$33,837,085 (12%)
82 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$14,584,850 (5%)
124 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$10,190,137 (3%)
125 Grants (5%)

North America

$165,146,381 (57%)
1,362 Grants (58%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$7,697,629 (3%)
104 Grants (4%)

Western Europe

$53,515,558 (18%)
386 Grants (17%)

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

$132,898,325 (46%)
913 Grants (39%)

Freedom from Violence

$35,000,588 (12%)
258 Grants (11%)

Economic and Labor Rights

$25,313,335 (9%)
235 Grants (10%)

Intersecting Populations

Women & Girls

$49,064,421 (17%)
450 Grants (19%)

Children & Youth

$44,161,657 (15%)
450 Grants (19%)

People with Disabilities

$7,168,111 (2%)
46 Grants (2%)

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

$118,308,734 (41%)
805 Grants (35%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$31,981,512 (11%)
224 Grants (10%)

Coalition-building and Collaboration

$20,927,270 (7%)
233 Grants (10%)

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.