10%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$277.7 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
2,913 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $44.0 M
  2. Comic Relief $38.6 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $32.2 M
  4. Ford Foundation $25.6 M
  5. National Endowment for Democracy $15.3 M
  6. Hivos $12.8 M
  7. American Jewish World Service $11.7 M
  8. Cordaid $9.1 M
  9. Segal Family Foundation $8.0 M
  10. The Oak Foundation $7.5 M
  11. Stephen Lewis Foundation $6.2 M
  12. Nationale Postcode Loterij $5.0 M
  13. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $4.8 M
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.5 M
  15. Open Doors International $4.3 M
  16. Fund For Global Human Rights $4.2 M
  17. NoVo Foundation $4.0 M
  18. Humanity United $3.9 M
  19. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $3.6 M
  20. The Atlantic Philanthropies $3.6 M
  21. The Coca-Cola Foundation $3.5 M
  22. Mensen met een Missie $3.4 M
  23. Stop AIDS Now $3.3 M
  24. African Women's Development Fund $2.2 M
  25. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.2 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

30%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$1.2 Billion out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
4,279 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $198.2 M
  2. Norway $116.0 M
  3. Global Fund $109.9 M
  4. Canada $102.0 M
  5. United Kingdom $87.3 M
  6. European Union Institutions $87.2 M
  7. United States $75.4 M
  8. Denmark $58.8 M
  9. Germany $50.4 M
  10. Finland $48.4 M
  11. Belgium $47.2 M
  12. Switzerland $23.8 M
  13. Netherlands $23.5 M
  14. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $18.5 M
  15. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $17.6 M
  16. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $15.0 M
  17. Ireland $14.3 M
  18. Spain $14.2 M
  19. Italy $10.4 M
  20. Japan $8.6 M
  21. France $5.8 M
  22. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $5.5 M
  23. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $3.3 M
  24. International Development Association $3.2 M
  25. Austria $2.5 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 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.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • Akiba Uhaki Foundation
    Mouvement Des Peuples Pour L'education Aux Droits Humains Au Rwanda
    To strengthen citizen participation in local governance in Musha Sector.
  • Oak Foundation
    Pathfinder International (United States)
    To work with families and young men to prevent violence to children, especially sexual violence, in households and at the community level in Northern Unguja, Zanzibar.