23%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$560.6 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
6,464 Grants

Top Funders

  1. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $109.4 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $47.8 M
  3. Ford Foundation $33.3 M
  4. Oak Foundation $23.2 M
  5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $21.0 M
  6. Nationale Postcode Loterij $20.3 M
  7. Comic Relief $18.8 M
  8. Big Lottery Fund $17.2 M
  9. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $15.1 M
  10. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $14.5 M
  11. Foundation for a Just Society $13.1 M
  12. Tides Foundation $13.0 M
  13. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $12.9 M
  14. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $11.9 M
  15. Cordaid $9.3 M
  16. National Endowment for Democracy $8.5 M
  17. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $8.0 M
  18. Human Dignity Foundation $7.7 M
  19. ViiV Healthcare $7.6 M
  20. Fund for Women's Equality $7.3 M
  21. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $6.5 M
  22. American Jewish World Service $5.6 M
  23. The Freedom Fund - London $5.5 M
  24. The Global Fund for Women $5.3 M
  25. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $5.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

26%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$968.9 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
3,542 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United Kingdom $129.1 M
  2. Canada $96.1 M
  3. Norway $93.8 M
  4. Global Fund $85.1 M
  5. Sweden $82.6 M
  6. Australia $74.9 M
  7. European Union Institutions $65.4 M
  8. Finland $53.5 M
  9. Netherlands $51.1 M
  10. Spain $47.5 M
  11. United States $33.8 M
  12. Germany $29.6 M
  13. Belgium $23.4 M
  14. Switzerland $17.5 M
  15. Italy $14.7 M
  16. Japan $14.0 M
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $10.5 M
  18. Denmark $10.4 M
  19. Ireland $8.2 M
  20. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $6.3 M
  21. Korea $5.7 M
  22. International Labour Organisation $3.4 M
  23. Austria $2.7 M
  24. France $1.9 M
  25. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $1.7 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$52,866,995 (9%)
1,111 Grants (17%)

Caribbean

$2,712,096 (0%)
73 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$20,888,175 (4%)
533 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$98,014,313 (17%)
331 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$36,163,288 (6%)
910 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$20,326,864 (4%)
291 Grants (5%)

North America

$180,013,411 (32%)
1,434 Grants (22%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$102,371,414 (18%)
1,477 Grants (23%)

Western Europe

$57,187,711 (10%)
387 Grants (6%)

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

  • Fondo Lunaria Mujer supported Soyla Crew in Colombia to create spaces for young women to discuss gender-based violence in their communities, transform dialogue, and seek empowerment through arts or sports.
  • Both ENDS supported Forest Peoples Programme, based in the United Kingdom, to work with the Sengwer forest peoples in Kenya, supporting women to share experience of forced evictions, and secure Sengwer rights to collective community land tenure, water, food and healthy environment under Kenya's new constitution.