1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$18.9 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
189 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $14.6 M
  2. Comic Relief UK $1.6 M
  3. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK) $494.4 K
  4. Public Welfare Foundation $400.0 K
  5. The Pilgrim Trust $349.4 K
  6. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $253.6 K
  7. Levi Strauss Foundation $200.0 K
  8. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $80.0 K
  9. The Henry Smith Charity $73.4 K
  10. North Star Fund $62.5 K
  11. Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation $60.0 K
  12. Tides Foundation $59.8 K
  13. Global Fund for Children $57.0 K
  14. Groundswell Fund $53.4 K
  15. Mensen met een Missie $51.4 K
  16. HIV Young Leaders Fund $50.5 K
  17. Rosenberg Foundation $50.0 K
  18. Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation $50.0 K
  19. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation $50.0 K
  20. New York Foundation $42.5 K
  21. Foundation for a Just Society $40.0 K
  22. Red Umbrella Fund $38.6 K
  23. Mama Cash $32.1 K
  24. A B Charitable Trust $27.7 K
  25. NEO Philanthropy $25.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$1,000,098 (5%)
20 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$25,000 (0%)
1 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,162,628 (11%)
42 Grants (22%)

Global Programs

$2,201,885 (12%)
23 Grants (12%)

Latin America & Mexico

$2,295,324 (12%)
18 Grants (10%)

Middle East & North Africa

$15,000 (0%)
1 Grants (1%)

North America

$8,837,787 (47%)
56 Grants (30%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$427,340 (2%)
11 Grants (6%)

Western Europe

$3,525,252 (19%)
32 Grants (17%)

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.