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

$141.1 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $30.88 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $22.39 M
  3. Ford Foundation $15.76 M
  4. Hivos $5.42 M
  5. Comic Relief UK $5.25 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $4.16 M
  7. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $3.75 M
  8. American Jewish World Service $3.71 M
  9. Mensen met een Missie $3.28 M
  10. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $3.28 M
  11. Norwegian Human Rights Fund $3.03 M
  12. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.72 M
  13. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.47 M
  14. The Global Fund for Women $2.26 M
  15. Nationale Postcode Loterij $2.13 M
  16. Humanity United $1.45 M
  17. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.36 M
  18. Mama Cash $1.35 M
  19. Global Fund for Children $1.29 M
  20. Human Dignity Foundation $1.27 M
  21. Tides Foundation $1.16 M
  22. Levi Strauss Foundation $1.08 M
  23. The McConnell Foundation $1.06 M
  24. Nirnaya Women's Fund $1.01 M
  25. The Coca-Cola Foundation $1.00 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

20%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$697.9 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. United Kingdom $119.42 M
  2. United States $95.19 M
  3. Australia $75.66 M
  4. European Union Institutions $55.15 M
  5. Sweden $54.71 M
  6. Norway $46.80 M
  7. Canada $45.64 M
  8. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $38.79 M
  9. Denmark $33.36 M
  10. Germany $31.81 M
  11. Belgium $15.20 M
  12. Switzerland $14.40 M
  13. Japan $11.66 M
  14. Netherlands $11.51 M
  15. Spain $9.48 M
  16. Finland $7.98 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $6.77 M
  18. International Development Association $4.88 M
  19. New Zealand $4.41 M
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $4.27 M
  21. Ireland $3.07 M
  22. Luxembourg $2.62 M
  23. Korea $1.70 M
  24. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $1.18 M
  25. Italy $0.54 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Human Rights, General

$31,312,859 (22%)
407 Grants (19%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$22,757,251 (16%)
349 Grants (17%)

Economic and Labor Rights

$13,940,141 (10%)
208 Grants (10%)

Population Focus

Economically Disadvantaged

$53,735,732 (38%)
482 Grants (23%)

Women & Girls

$45,266,749 (32%)
778 Grants (37%)

Children & Youth

$28,648,402 (20%)
443 Grants (21%)

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

  • Humanity United supported Rainforest Action Network in the USA to strengthen the documentation and awareness of palm oil slavery in Indonesia and, together with Indonesian and Malaysian civil society, build capacity and interest in addressing anti-slavery issues.
  • Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust supported University of Colombo in Sri Lanka to organize a debate competition among youth on promoting human rights, reconciliation, and pluralism.

Case Studies