Migrants & Refugees

11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$192 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Of this 11%
37% Migration and Displacement
16% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
13% Civic and Political Participation
10% Economic and Labor Rights
7% Freedom from Violence
5% Human Rights, General
4% Social and Cultural Rights
3% Health and Well-being Rights
1% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
1% Expression and Information Rights
1% Environmental and Resource Rights
1% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
<1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $41.32 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $18.22 M
  3. NEO Philanthropy $11.26 M
  4. Carnegie Corporation of New York $9.70 M
  5. Unbound Philanthropy $7.58 M
  6. The Atlantic Philanthropies $7.04 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $6.41 M
  8. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $5.31 M
  9. Comic Relief UK $4.90 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $4.67 M
  11. Marguerite Casey Foundation $3.49 M
  12. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.48 M
  13. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $3.25 M
  14. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $2.92 M
  15. Tides Foundation $2.43 M
  16. The Global Fund for Women $2.41 M
  17. Public Welfare Foundation $2.41 M
  18. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.39 M
  19. Trust for London $2.34 M
  20. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $2.09 M
  21. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $2.06 M
  22. National Endowment for Democracy $1.74 M
  23. The California Endowment $1.68 M
  24. American Jewish World Service $1.45 M
  25. The JPB Foundation $1.35 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

5%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$179.3 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $41.76 M
  2. United States $38.42 M
  3. Norway $19.12 M
  4. Canada $18.44 M
  5. Sweden $10.89 M
  6. Japan $10.00 M
  7. Switzerland $8.06 M
  8. Australia $7.26 M
  9. United Kingdom $6.49 M
  10. Global Fund $5.77 M
  11. Denmark $3.35 M
  12. Germany $2.34 M
  13. Spain $2.26 M
  14. Ireland $2.00 M
  15. Finland $0.87 M
  16. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $0.74 M
  17. Netherlands $0.55 M
  18. Italy $0.40 M
  19. Belgium $0.33 M
  20. Iceland $0.15 M
  21. Austria $0.10 M
  22. Czech Republic $0.04 M
  23. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.01 M
  24. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$10,142,290 (5%)
174 Grants (8%)

Caribbean

$975,050 (1%)
17 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,945,560 (2%)
63 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$20,304,058 (11%)
138 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$10,793,745 (6%)
92 Grants (4%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,501,626 (2%)
92 Grants (4%)

North America

$119,393,621 (62%)
1,344 Grants (60%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$4,295,991 (2%)
73 Grants (3%)

Western Europe

$24,380,949 (13%)
275 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

Migration and Displacement

$71,344,521 (37%)
739 Grants (33%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$30,846,710 (16%)
390 Grants (17%)

Civic and Political Participation

$24,885,530 (13%)
177 Grants (8%)

Intersecting Populations

Economically Disadvantaged

$122,597,432 (64%)
1,208 Grants (54%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$117,911,994 (61%)
1,292 Grants (58%)

Women & Girls

$37,682,472 (20%)
468 Grants (21%)

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

  • Atlantic Philanthropies supported Migrant Rights Centre Ireland to improve human rights protections and access to services for the most vulnerable migrant workers.
  • Foundation for a Just Society supported Asylum Access in the USA to help refugee women assert their rights to safety, employment, education, and healthcare in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.