5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$89.2 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
723 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $29.5 M
  2. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $14.8 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $12.3 M
  4. Public Welfare Foundation $10.4 M
  5. Ford Foundation $8.9 M
  6. Tides Foundation $2.6 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $2.1 M
  8. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.5 M
  9. The Pilgrim Trust $1.2 M
  10. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $842.9 K
  11. Vital Projects Fund $804.0 K
  12. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $570.5 K
  13. NoVo Foundation $513.0 K
  14. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK) $494.4 K
  15. The Joyce Foundation $455.0 K
  16. National Endowment for Democracy $411.8 K
  17. The JPB Foundation $400.0 K
  18. NEO Philanthropy $350.0 K
  19. Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation $317.5 K
  20. The Tow Foundation $285.0 K
  21. Columbia Foundation $284.0 K
  22. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $275.0 K
  23. Wallace Global Fund II $265.0 K
  24. Rosenberg Foundation $257.5 K
  25. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $253.6 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$1,750,205 (2%)
22 Grants (3%)

Caribbean

$75,000 (0%)
3 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,267,937 (4%)
50 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$7,214,190 (8%)
37 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$2,125,590 (2%)
30 Grants (4%)

Middle East & North Africa

$574,146 (1%)
15 Grants (2%)

North America

$66,837,043 (75%)
447 Grants (62%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$2,978,529 (3%)
43 Grants (6%)

Western Europe

$5,740,527 (6%)
86 Grants (12%)

Region totals include both foundation grants directly to recipients based in the region specified and foundation grants to recipients located in other regions to do work benefiting the region specified. Grants may mention more than one region of benefit and therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Issue

Issue totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to address a specific issue. In order to provide unique totals and avoid double-counting, each foundation grant has been assigned to exactly one issue category within the human rights taxonomy.

Foundation Funding by 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.