8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$141.1 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
2,105 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $30.9 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $22.4 M
  3. Ford Foundation $15.8 M
  4. Hivos $5.4 M
  5. Comic Relief UK $5.3 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $4.2 M
  7. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $3.8 M
  8. American Jewish World Service $3.7 M
  9. Mensen met een Missie $3.3 M
  10. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $3.3 M
  11. Norwegian Human Rights Fund $3.0 M
  12. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.7 M
  13. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.5 M
  14. The Global Fund for Women $2.3 M
  15. Nationale Postcode Loterij $2.1 M
  16. Humanity United $1.4 M
  17. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.4 M
  18. Mama Cash $1.3 M
  19. Global Fund for Children $1.3 M
  20. Human Dignity Foundation $1.3 M
  21. Tides Foundation $1.2 M
  22. Levi Strauss Foundation $1.1 M
  23. The McConnell Foundation $1.1 M
  24. Nirnaya Women's Fund $1.0 M
  25. The Coca-Cola Foundation $1.0 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
2,710 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United Kingdom $119.4 M
  2. United States $95.2 M
  3. Australia $75.7 M
  4. European Union Institutions $55.2 M
  5. Sweden $54.7 M
  6. Norway $46.8 M
  7. Canada $45.6 M
  8. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $38.8 M
  9. Denmark $33.4 M
  10. Germany $31.8 M
  11. Belgium $15.2 M
  12. Switzerland $14.4 M
  13. Japan $11.7 M
  14. Netherlands $11.5 M
  15. Spain $9.5 M
  16. Finland $8.0 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $6.8 M
  18. International Development Association $4.9 M
  19. New Zealand $4.4 M
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $4.3 M
  21. Ireland $3.1 M
  22. Luxembourg $2.6 M
  23. Korea $1.7 M
  24. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $1.2 M
  25. Italy $544.5 K
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Population Focus

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.