Migrants & Refugees

11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$269.4 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights

Of this 11%
49% Migration and Displacement
10% Economic and Labor Rights
8% Civic and Political Participation
7% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
7% Freedom from Violence
5% Health and Well-being Rights
4% Social and Cultural Rights
4% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
2% Human Rights, General
1% Environmental and Resource Rights
1% Expression and Information Rights
1% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
<1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $47.53 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $26.46 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $19.84 M
  4. Nationale Postcode Loterij $17.40 M
  5. NEO Philanthropy $13.43 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $11.27 M
  7. Carnegie Corporation of New York $10.99 M
  8. Unbound Philanthropy $6.94 M
  9. The JPB Foundation $6.87 M
  10. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $5.72 M
  11. The California Endowment $5.65 M
  12. The James Irvine Foundation $5.53 M
  13. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $5.03 M
  14. Trust for London $4.56 M
  15. Marguerite Casey Foundation $4.29 M
  16. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.64 M
  17. National Endowment for Democracy $3.47 M
  18. Avina Americas $3.37 M
  19. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $3.25 M
  20. Humanity United $3.23 M
  21. American Jewish World Service $2.93 M
  22. Comic Relief UK $2.87 M
  23. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $2.87 M
  24. NoVo Foundation $2.65 M
  25. The New York Community Trust $2.46 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

7%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$264.5 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Norway $72.54 M
  2. United States $48.96 M
  3. European Union Institutions $38.70 M
  4. Canada $23.58 M
  5. Sweden $17.00 M
  6. Australia $10.65 M
  7. Switzerland $8.53 M
  8. Global Fund $8.42 M
  9. United Kingdom $7.44 M
  10. Italy $5.66 M
  11. France $4.60 M
  12. Spain $3.97 M
  13. Denmark $3.31 M
  14. Finland $3.18 M
  15. Germany $3.02 M
  16. Belgium $2.36 M
  17. Netherlands $1.40 M
  18. Ireland $0.36 M
  19. Iceland $0.33 M
  20. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $0.25 M
  21. Korea $0.12 M
  22. Czech Republic $0.09 M
  23. Austria $0.03 M
  24. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$10,804,869 (4%)
237 Grants (9%)

Caribbean

$671,835 (0%)
24 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,601,975 (1%)
76 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$25,191,235 (9%)
125 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$16,392,716 (6%)
152 Grants (6%)

Middle East & North Africa

$7,606,943 (3%)
102 Grants (4%)

North America

$161,923,863 (60%)
1,430 Grants (55%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$9,693,580 (4%)
105 Grants (4%)

Western Europe

$41,802,748 (16%)
404 Grants (16%)

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

$132,398,474 (49%)
1,092 Grants (42%)

Economic and Labor Rights

$26,394,637 (10%)
272 Grants (10%)

Civic and Political Participation

$21,261,966 (8%)
171 Grants (7%)

Intersecting Populations

Children & Youth

$37,211,656 (14%)
480 Grants (18%)

Women & Girls

$26,840,532 (10%)
502 Grants (19%)

Indigenous Peoples

$9,541,146 (4%)
120 Grants (5%)

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

$91,394,648 (34%)
609 Grants (23%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$43,342,436 (16%)
250 Grants (10%)

Research and Documentation

$33,512,803 (12%)
237 Grants (9%)

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.