Women & Girls

19%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$319.1 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 19%
26% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
25% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
16% Freedom from Violence
10% Economic and Labor Rights
9% Human Rights, General
5% Health and Well-being Rights
2% Environmental and Resource Rights
2% Social and Cultural Rights
2% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
1% Expression and Information Rights
1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
1% Migration and Displacement
<1% Civic and Political Participation

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $36.70 M
  2. Anonymous $35.19 M
  3. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $26.26 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $20.91 M
  5. National Endowment for Democracy $13.97 M
  6. NoVo Foundation $12.58 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $8.83 M
  8. Hivos $8.72 M
  9. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $8.51 M
  10. The Global Fund for Women $8.18 M
  11. Tides Foundation $6.81 M
  12. Cordaid $5.43 M
  13. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $5.01 M
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.99 M
  15. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $4.68 M
  16. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.65 M
  17. American Jewish World Service $4.53 M
  18. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $4.05 M
  19. United Nations Foundation $4.04 M
  20. Mama Cash $3.99 M
  21. Bloomberg Philanthropies $3.75 M
  22. Mensen met een Missie $2.97 M
  23. African Women's Development Fund $2.69 M
  24. The Rockefeller Foundation $2.47 M
  25. Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund $2.20 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

27%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$948.2 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Spain $127.40 M
  2. Norway $112.20 M
  3. Global Fund $111.32 M
  4. Ireland $107.15 M
  5. Canada $105.77 M
  6. Sweden $52.17 M
  7. Netherlands $49.30 M
  8. European Union Institutions $44.17 M
  9. United Kingdom $39.22 M
  10. United States $37.65 M
  11. Germany $36.75 M
  12. Denmark $33.60 M
  13. Switzerland $14.72 M
  14. Australia $11.77 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $10.71 M
  16. Finland $9.09 M
  17. Belgium $8.52 M
  18. Italy $7.13 M
  19. Japan $6.34 M
  20. International Development Association $4.95 M
  21. Austria $4.57 M
  22. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $2.52 M
  23. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $2.25 M
  24. France $1.96 M
  25. OPEC Fund for International Development $1.71 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$39,558,319 (12%)
643 Grants (14%)

Caribbean

$1,631,262 (1%)
46 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$16,859,400 (5%)
365 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$45,752,482 (14%)
291 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$36,280,124 (11%)
696 Grants (16%)

Middle East & North Africa

$19,224,274 (6%)
276 Grants (6%)

North America

$83,133,346 (26%)
991 Grants (22%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$78,199,638 (25%)
1,056 Grants (24%)

Western Europe

$16,788,341 (5%)
159 Grants (4%)

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

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$84,120,315 (26%)
1,351 Grants (30%)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

$80,943,748 (25%)
681 Grants (15%)

Freedom from Violence

$49,600,660 (16%)
589 Grants (13%)

Intersecting Populations

Economically Disadvantaged

$123,153,423 (39%)
1,094 Grants (25%)

Crime or Abuse Victims

$68,293,127 (21%)
747 Grants (17%)

Children & Youth

$64,346,989 (20%)
859 Grants (19%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • Fund for Global Human Rights gave to Centro Mujeres in Mexico for mentoring young female community leaders, providing training on health rights for service providers and government representatives, and pressing for government policies that protect and promote reproductive and sexual rights.
  • HER Fund gave to The Association for the Advancement of Feminism in Hong Kong to advocate for amending the Sex Discrimination Ordinance in order to protect the rights of young female workers in the service industry.

Case Studies