11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$291.5 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
2,331 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $33.9 M
  2. Ford Foundation $31.8 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $22.1 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $17.3 M
  5. Carnegie Corporation of New York $13.1 M
  6. NEO Philanthropy $13.0 M
  7. The Atlantic Philanthropies $12.8 M
  8. The California Endowment $11.7 M
  9. The JPB Foundation $11.3 M
  10. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $9.2 M
  11. The Oak Foundation $8.7 M
  12. Unbound Philanthropy $6.9 M
  13. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $6.1 M
  14. Humanity United $5.7 M
  15. EEA and Norway Grants $5.4 M
  16. The James Irvine Foundation $5.1 M
  17. Comic Relief $4.8 M
  18. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $4.6 M
  19. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $4.5 M
  20. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $4.1 M
  21. Avina Americas $3.4 M
  22. National Endowment for Democracy $3.2 M
  23. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $3.1 M
  24. Trust for London $3.0 M
  25. Tides Foundation $2.9 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
622 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Norway $65.7 M
  2. Canada $61.7 M
  3. European Union Institutions $54.8 M
  4. United States $47.8 M
  5. Australia $21.2 M
  6. Sweden $14.2 M
  7. Finland $10.3 M
  8. Switzerland $8.5 M
  9. Belgium $5.8 M
  10. Global Fund $5.2 M
  11. Japan $5.1 M
  12. Germany $4.5 M
  13. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $1.8 M
  14. Italy $1.3 M
  15. Spain $834.0 K
  16. Netherlands $456.0 K
  17. United Kingdom $390.7 K
  18. Iceland $305.2 K
  19. France $265.6 K
  20. Ireland $194.2 K
  21. Poland $119.2 K
  22. International Development Association $90.0 K
  23. Greece $66.3 K
  24. Austria $61.3 K
  25. Slovak Republic $25.2 K
  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

Intersecting Populations

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

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

  • 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.