11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$277.4 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
2,491 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $29.5 M
  2. Ford Foundation $27.8 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $18.1 M
  4. Carnegie Corporation of New York $13.3 M
  5. Oak Foundation $12.3 M
  6. Big Lottery Fund $11.3 M
  7. NEO Philanthropy $10.3 M
  8. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $10.1 M
  9. The Pershing Square Foundation $10.0 M
  10. Unbound Philanthropy $8.6 M
  11. The San Francisco Foundation $6.2 M
  12. Foundation to Promote Open Society $5.4 M
  13. The James Irvine Foundation $5.0 M
  14. Marguerite Casey Foundation $4.4 M
  15. Comic Relief $4.1 M
  16. The New York Community Trust $3.8 M
  17. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $3.6 M
  18. Humanity United $3.4 M
  19. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.4 M
  20. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation $3.1 M
  21. Tides Foundation $3.0 M
  22. The Freedom Fund - London $2.8 M
  23. The California Endowment $2.7 M
  24. The Tudor Trust $2.6 M
  25. New Israel Foundation $2.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

16%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$576.7 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
750 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Italy $230.9 M
  2. Canada $107.8 M
  3. United States $52.5 M
  4. Norway $47.0 M
  5. European Union Institutions $44.6 M
  6. Australia $32.7 M
  7. Belgium $19.4 M
  8. Finland $8.0 M
  9. Switzerland $7.8 M
  10. Sweden $6.3 M
  11. Japan $4.6 M
  12. International Labour Organisation $4.5 M
  13. Germany $4.5 M
  14. Spain $2.0 M
  15. United Kingdom $1.6 M
  16. Netherlands $1.0 M
  17. Global Fund $515.4 K
  18. Iceland $223.3 K
  19. France $191.9 K
  20. Slovak Republic $183.0 K
  21. Ireland $130.7 K
  22. United Arab Emirates $72.7 K
  23. Poland $62.3 K
  24. Estonia $62.1 K
  25. Austria $33.1 K
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$11,915,532 (4%)
182 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$658,569 (0%)
22 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,487,845 (1%)
93 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$45,560,347 (16%)
149 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$9,055,535 (3%)
121 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$9,239,975 (3%)
107 Grants (4%)

North America

$155,169,408 (56%)
1,293 Grants (52%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$6,164,938 (2%)
95 Grants (4%)

Western Europe

$41,218,764 (15%)
479 Grants (19%)

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

  • GE Foundation supported the International Rescue Committee in the United States to assist thousands of refugees arriving daily on the island of Lesbos, Greece, and provide essential services and education on refugee rights.
  • The Pollination Project Foundation supported Craft for Empowerment Project (CEP) in Uganda to equip South Sudanese refugee widows and child mothers with skills to make jewelry to increase their income generating potential.