7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$165.7 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
2,620 Grants

Top Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $25.7 M
  2. The Freedom Fund - London $10.0 M
  3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $9.2 M
  4. Oak Foundation $8.3 M
  5. Tides Foundation $8.3 M
  6. American Jewish World Service $7.5 M
  7. Human Dignity Foundation $7.0 M
  8. Ford Foundation $7.0 M
  9. Open Doors International $6.1 M
  10. Humanity United $6.1 M
  11. NoVo Foundation $5.3 M
  12. Fund For Global Human Rights $4.7 M
  13. Foundation to Promote Open Society $3.8 M
  14. Foundation for a Just Society $3.4 M
  15. Freedom House $3.0 M
  16. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $3.0 M
  17. Cordaid $2.9 M
  18. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $2.8 M
  19. Global Greengrants Fund $2.0 M
  20. The Global Fund for Women $1.9 M
  21. International Development Research Centre $1.9 M
  22. The Skoll Foundation $1.9 M
  23. Mensen met een Missie $1.9 M
  24. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $1.9 M
  25. Korea Foundation for Women $1.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

17%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$641.2 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
3,162 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Australia $107.3 M
  2. United Kingdom $85.4 M
  3. United States $66.0 M
  4. European Union Institutions $58.8 M
  5. Canada $43.9 M
  6. Norway $43.3 M
  7. Germany $37.2 M
  8. Denmark $36.4 M
  9. Sweden $36.0 M
  10. Finland $33.8 M
  11. Switzerland $19.2 M
  12. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $18.9 M
  13. Netherlands $10.7 M
  14. Italy $7.8 M
  15. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $7.7 M
  16. Korea $5.9 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $4.9 M
  18. Belgium $3.8 M
  19. Ireland $2.3 M
  20. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $1.7 M
  21. Spain $1.7 M
  22. New Zealand $1.7 M
  23. International Labour Organisation $1.6 M
  24. Luxembourg $1.3 M
  25. France $1.3 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 supported Nepal Muslim Mahila Kalyan Samaj in Nepal to increase legal literacy among Muslim women, enabling them to advocate and lobby for the rights of their community.
  • The Gere Foundation supported the International Campaign for Tibet in the United States to promote human rights for the people of Tibet.