8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$141.5 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
1,982 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $26.3 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $21.1 M
  3. Ford Foundation $18.4 M
  4. Google.org $11.1 M
  5. Hivos $6.5 M
  6. Anonymous $4.6 M
  7. Bloomberg Philanthropies $3.8 M
  8. The Oak Foundation $3.3 M
  9. American Jewish World Service $3.1 M
  10. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.8 M
  11. Mensen met een Missie $2.2 M
  12. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.1 M
  13. Cordaid $2.0 M
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.7 M
  15. Humanity United $1.7 M
  16. The Rockefeller Foundation $1.6 M
  17. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.5 M
  18. Human Dignity Foundation $1.5 M
  19. Levi Strauss Foundation $1.5 M
  20. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.5 M
  21. The Global Fund for Women $1.3 M
  22. Global Fund for Children $1.2 M
  23. The Charitable Foundation $1.2 M
  24. Partnership for Transparency Fund $1.1 M
  25. Tides Foundation $1.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

18%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$649.3 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
2,705 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $95.8 M
  2. Canada $78.3 M
  3. European Union Institutions $70.3 M
  4. Norway $54.7 M
  5. Sweden $44.9 M
  6. Australia $39.7 M
  7. Denmark $38.7 M
  8. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $38.7 M
  9. United Kingdom $37.3 M
  10. Germany $26.4 M
  11. Spain $21.4 M
  12. Switzerland $20.3 M
  13. Ireland $13.4 M
  14. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $12.5 M
  15. Japan $10.0 M
  16. Netherlands $9.6 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $6.5 M
  18. Finland $6.1 M
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $5.5 M
  20. Belgium $4.4 M
  21. New Zealand $4.4 M
  22. International Development Association $3.1 M
  23. Italy $2.5 M
  24. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $2.0 M
  25. Korea $1.1 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

  • McKnight Foundation
    Social Action for Change (Cambodia)
    For grassroots women's empowerment and awareness-raising about rural issues.
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
    Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights (Papua New Guinea)
    For legal support to coastal communities and non-governmental organizations.