Asia & Pacific

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Federated States of, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet (autonomous region), Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam

8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$141.5 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $26.32 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $21.06 M
  3. Ford Foundation $18.44 M
  4. Google.org $11.05 M
  5. Hivos $6.54 M
  6. Anonymous $4.55 M
  7. Bloomberg Philanthropies $3.75 M
  8. The Oak Foundation $3.30 M
  9. American Jewish World Service $3.09 M
  10. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.80 M
  11. Mensen met een Missie $2.25 M
  12. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.08 M
  13. Cordaid $1.99 M
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.75 M
  15. Humanity United $1.74 M
  16. The Rockefeller Foundation $1.62 M
  17. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.54 M
  18. Human Dignity Foundation $1.52 M
  19. Levi Strauss Foundation $1.52 M
  20. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.50 M
  21. The Global Fund for Women $1.34 M
  22. Global Fund for Children $1.24 M
  23. The Charitable Foundation $1.22 M
  24. Partnership for Transparency Fund $1.11 M
  25. Tides Foundation $1.08 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

Top Funders

  1. United States $95.76 M
  2. Canada $78.28 M
  3. European Union Institutions $70.31 M
  4. Norway $54.68 M
  5. Sweden $44.86 M
  6. Australia $39.72 M
  7. Denmark $38.68 M
  8. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $38.67 M
  9. United Kingdom $37.33 M
  10. Germany $26.44 M
  11. Spain $21.42 M
  12. Switzerland $20.26 M
  13. Ireland $13.41 M
  14. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $12.49 M
  15. Japan $9.96 M
  16. Netherlands $9.62 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $6.51 M
  18. Finland $6.06 M
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $5.50 M
  20. Belgium $4.45 M
  21. New Zealand $4.37 M
  22. International Development Association $3.13 M
  23. Italy $2.53 M
  24. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $1.96 M
  25. Korea $1.05 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Human Rights, General

$26,715,487 (19%)
455 Grants (23%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$26,594,740 (19%)
392 Grants (20%)

Economic and Labor Rights

$19,460,389 (14%)
177 Grants (9%)

Population Focus

Economically Disadvantaged

$46,747,683 (33%)
429 Grants (22%)

Women & Girls

$39,558,319 (28%)
643 Grants (32%)

Crime or Abuse Victims

$29,475,761 (21%)
216 Grants (11%)

Population Focus includes funding explicitly targeted to benefit specific groups and only illustrates those accounting for the largest shares of grant dollars or grants. See Methodology for details on how regional focus and population focus were determined and limitations.

Sample Grants

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

Case Studies