Migrants & Refugees

11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$188.3 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 11%
32% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
30% Migration and Displacement
11% Economic and Labor Rights
7% Health and Well-being Rights
6% Freedom from Violence
5% Civic and Political Participation
4% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
3% Social and Cultural Rights
1% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
1% Environmental and Resource Rights
<1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
<1% Human Rights, General
<1% Expression and Information Rights

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $31.48 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $18.09 M
  3. Anonymous $15.04 M
  4. The Atlantic Philanthropies $9.07 M
  5. Public Interest Projects $7.64 M
  6. Carnegie Corporation of New York $6.59 M
  7. The California Endowment $5.94 M
  8. Marguerite Casey Foundation $5.93 M
  9. NoVo Foundation $4.43 M
  10. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $4.17 M
  11. Public Welfare Foundation $2.81 M
  12. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $2.65 M
  13. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.64 M
  14. The Kresge Foundation $2.61 M
  15. The Oak Foundation $2.50 M
  16. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.49 M
  17. Unbound Philanthropy $1.84 M
  18. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $1.81 M
  19. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $1.78 M
  20. The New York Community Trust $1.66 M
  21. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.62 M
  22. Humanity United $1.60 M
  23. Trust for London $1.28 M
  24. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.27 M
  25. Anonymous $1.25 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$288.1 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. United States $59.29 M
  2. Canada $58.80 M
  3. European Union Institutions $34.27 M
  4. United Kingdom $27.38 M
  5. Norway $24.30 M
  6. Sweden $22.53 M
  7. Spain $16.11 M
  8. Japan $7.70 M
  9. Denmark $7.05 M
  10. Global Fund $6.88 M
  11. Switzerland $6.77 M
  12. Ireland $6.08 M
  13. OPEC Fund for International Development $3.10 M
  14. Germany $2.40 M
  15. Italy $1.49 M
  16. International Development Association $0.92 M
  17. Finland $0.85 M
  18. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $0.50 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.44 M
  20. Netherlands $0.40 M
  21. Belgium $0.40 M
  22. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $0.23 M
  23. Iceland $0.18 M
  24. Austria $0.04 M
  25. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$4,357,969 (2%)
99 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$756,923 (0%)
24 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,904,622 (2%)
58 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$21,188,318 (11%)
128 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$8,944,661 (5%)
89 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,463,126 (2%)
43 Grants (2%)

North America

$117,775,661 (63%)
1,130 Grants (63%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$13,418,314 (7%)
48 Grants (3%)

Western Europe

$19,976,526 (11%)
210 Grants (12%)

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

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$59,525,517 (32%)
615 Grants (34%)

Migration and Displacement

$57,342,140 (30%)
467 Grants (26%)

Economic and Labor Rights

$21,150,969 (11%)
246 Grants (14%)

Intersecting Populations

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$123,827,823 (66%)
1,134 Grants (63%)

Economically Disadvantaged

$120,562,893 (64%)
986 Grants (55%)

Children & Youth

$32,820,662 (17%)
268 Grants (15%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • The Atlantic Philanthropies gave to Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in the USA for advocacy and litigation to halt unconstitutional anti-immigrant state and federal policies and practices and to proactively advance immigrant rights.
  • The Oak Foundation gave to Women's Link Worldwide in Spain to develop and implement innovative strategies that promote migrant women's rights by: conducting legal and fact-finding investigations in Morocco and Nigeria; promoting the cross-regional fertilization of ideas and strategies to seek recognition for migrant women's rights; and conducting strategic litigation on behalf of victims of trafficking and migrant women whose rights have been violated in Spain.