13%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$226.8 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
2,399 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Anonymous $63.0 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $18.4 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $17.3 M
  4. Ford Foundation $16.4 M
  5. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $15.8 M
  6. Humanity United $8.6 M
  7. Hivos $8.4 M
  8. Tides Foundation $5.8 M
  9. The Atlantic Philanthropies $5.7 M
  10. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $5.7 M
  11. The Oak Foundation $5.3 M
  12. Bloomberg Philanthropies $3.8 M
  13. Nationale Postcode Loterij $3.7 M
  14. Cordaid $3.5 M
  15. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.5 M
  16. The Rockefeller Foundation $3.4 M
  17. American Jewish World Service $3.4 M
  18. Mensen met een Missie $2.7 M
  19. African Women's Development Fund $2.6 M
  20. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $2.4 M
  21. Fund For Global Human Rights $2.3 M
  22. The Global Fund for Women $2.1 M
  23. Freedom House $1.7 M
  24. NoVo Foundation $1.5 M
  25. TrustAfrica $1.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

29%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$1.0 Billion out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
3,826 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $119.6 M
  2. Sweden $109.1 M
  3. Canada $103.2 M
  4. Global Fund $101.3 M
  5. Norway $95.6 M
  6. European Union Institutions $88.1 M
  7. Ireland $87.2 M
  8. Spain $47.5 M
  9. United Kingdom $42.8 M
  10. Denmark $40.4 M
  11. Germany $28.1 M
  12. Netherlands $24.9 M
  13. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $22.9 M
  14. Finland $22.6 M
  15. Belgium $16.3 M
  16. International Development Association $14.2 M
  17. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $10.5 M
  18. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $9.7 M
  19. Japan $7.2 M
  20. Italy $6.8 M
  21. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $6.7 M
  22. Switzerland $6.0 M
  23. France $4.1 M
  24. Austria $3.1 M
  25. Australia $2.2 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 Funding

Key Findings

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 Population

Population totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to benefit a specific group. Grants may serve multiple populations and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • TrustAfrica
    Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (Zimbabwe)
    To support their campaigns to advance social and economic rights.
  • African Women's Development Fund
    Association Feminine Somdelwende (Burkina Faso)
    To provide literacy training to facilitate income generation activities and strengthen women's voices to challenge stereotypical structures and discriminatory treatment of women.