Women & Girls

26%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$473 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Of this 26%
32% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
24% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
15% Freedom from Violence
6% Human Rights, General
6% Economic and Labor Rights
4% Civic and Political Participation
3% Environmental and Resource Rights
3% Health and Well-being Rights
2% Social and Cultural Rights
1% Migration and Displacement
1% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
1% Expression and Information Rights
1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding

Top Funders

  1. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $62.77 M
  2. Ford Foundation $61.79 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $39.67 M
  4. Comic Relief UK $30.15 M
  5. NoVo Foundation $27.38 M
  6. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $17.35 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $15.62 M
  8. National Endowment for Democracy $15.16 M
  9. American Jewish World Service $13.34 M
  10. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $11.70 M
  11. Hivos $10.92 M
  12. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $10.67 M
  13. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $10.35 M
  14. The Global Fund for Women $7.42 M
  15. NIKE Foundation $7.11 M
  16. Tides Foundation $6.66 M
  17. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $6.26 M
  18. The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida $6.09 M
  19. Mama Cash $6.09 M
  20. Nationale Postcode Loterij $5.12 M
  21. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $5.11 M
  22. ExxonMobil Foundation $5.11 M
  23. Bloomberg Philanthropies $3.75 M
  24. The Allstate Foundation $3.73 M
  25. Mensen met een Missie $3.69 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

26%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$888.1 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $123.93 M
  2. Norway $114.83 M
  3. Canada $99.66 M
  4. Sweden $75.39 M
  5. Spain $62.13 M
  6. United Kingdom $58.74 M
  7. European Union Institutions $58.47 M
  8. Netherlands $51.56 M
  9. Germany $51.52 M
  10. Denmark $34.50 M
  11. United States $30.79 M
  12. Australia $26.15 M
  13. Finland $21.04 M
  14. Switzerland $18.61 M
  15. Ireland $13.21 M
  16. Belgium $12.53 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $11.98 M
  18. Austria $3.26 M
  19. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $2.62 M
  20. Italy $2.30 M
  21. Korea $2.08 M
  22. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.71 M
  23. International Development Association $1.53 M
  24. Iceland $1.39 M
  25. Global Environment Facility $1.35 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$45,266,749 (10%)
778 Grants (15%)

Caribbean

$3,150,693 (1%)
67 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$12,754,351 (3%)
431 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$66,574,776 (14%)
330 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$50,961,193 (11%)
699 Grants (13%)

Middle East & North Africa

$19,356,036 (4%)
323 Grants (6%)

North America

$163,413,993 (35%)
1,337 Grants (26%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$98,436,403 (21%)
1,134 Grants (22%)

Western Europe

$22,993,686 (5%)
196 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

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

$152,067,203 (32%)
796 Grants (15%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$113,836,212 (24%)
1,263 Grants (24%)

Freedom from Violence

$68,979,208 (15%)
911 Grants (18%)

Intersecting Populations

Economically Disadvantaged

$208,064,809 (44%)
1,403 Grants (27%)

Children & Youth

$121,030,476 (26%)
1,246 Grants (24%)

Crime or Abuse Victims

$96,754,873 (20%)
1,186 Grants (23%)

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

  • South Asia Women's Fund supported the Women's Rehabilitation Center in Nepal
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation supported the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Center for Women in Malaysia to integrate sexual and reproductive health and rights within the broader social movement to end poverty and gender inequality and improve food security.

Case Studies