8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

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

Top Foundation 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

Key Findings:
2014 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.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • Tewa
    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
    Dhaka Ahsania Mission (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.