8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$204.9 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
2,209 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $55.4 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $26.4 M
  3. Ford Foundation $17.4 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $16.8 M
  5. The Oak Foundation $8.7 M
  6. Hivos $8.3 M
  7. Cordaid $6.1 M
  8. American Jewish World Service $5.2 M
  9. Open Doors International $4.8 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $2.9 M
  11. Comic Relief $2.8 M
  12. Humanity United $2.8 M
  13. Mensen met een Missie $2.6 M
  14. The Coca-Cola Foundation $2.5 M
  15. Freedom House $2.4 M
  16. The Kendeda Fund $2.4 M
  17. The Global Fund for Women $2.1 M
  18. Foundation for a Just Society $2.0 M
  19. Human Dignity Foundation $2.0 M
  20. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $1.9 M
  21. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.8 M
  22. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.7 M
  23. Mama Cash $1.6 M
  24. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.6 M
  25. Global Greengrants Fund $1.5 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

19%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$733.1 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
3,189 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Australia $115.5 M
  2. United Kingdom $82.2 M
  3. Sweden $76.4 M
  4. European Union Institutions $64.6 M
  5. United States $58.6 M
  6. Canada $56.4 M
  7. Norway $56.0 M
  8. Germany $42.2 M
  9. Finland $36.5 M
  10. Denmark $28.4 M
  11. Switzerland $25.7 M
  12. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $19.1 M
  13. Netherlands $10.4 M
  14. Belgium $7.6 M
  15. Italy $7.3 M
  16. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $6.6 M
  17. Korea $6.6 M
  18. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $5.7 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $5.0 M
  20. Spain $3.7 M
  21. Japan $2.6 M
  22. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $2.5 M
  23. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $2.4 M
  24. Luxembourg $2.3 M
  25. New Zealand $2.0 M
  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.

Strategy Focus

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • Tewa gave to Sahayatri Samaj Nepal for a legal counselling service that supports victimized women to file, document, and follow up on cases and to advocate and organize awareness programs on women's rights issues.
  • Comic Relief UK supported Dhaka Ahsania Mission in the United Kingdom to provide a safe space for Dhaka's disadvantaged street and working children to rest, wash, eat, play, study, learn new skills, and receive healthcare.