Caribbean

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahama Islands, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Greater Antilles, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Antilles, Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles, Martinique, Montserrat, Northern Saint-Martin, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint-Barthélemy, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Windward Islands

1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$18.6 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $4.25 M
  2. Comic Relief $3.33 M
  3. American Jewish World Service $1.53 M
  4. Freedom House $1.37 M
  5. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $1.00 M
  6. Ford Foundation $0.85 M
  7. Elton John AIDS Foundation $0.80 M
  8. Arcus Foundation $0.77 M
  9. Tides Foundation $0.71 M
  10. Foundation to Promote Open Society $0.61 M
  11. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.55 M
  12. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $0.26 M
  13. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee $0.26 M
  14. Tamalpais Trust $0.25 M
  15. Oak Foundation $0.20 M
  16. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $0.20 M
  17. Disability Rights Fund $0.19 M
  18. Monsanto Fund $0.16 M
  19. Global Dialogue $0.15 M
  20. ViiV Healthcare $0.15 M
  21. CS Fund $0.15 M
  22. NoVo Foundation $0.13 M
  23. U.S. Institute of Peace $0.13 M
  24. Global Fund for Children $0.11 M
  25. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $0.11 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$60.7 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Canada $22.36 M
  2. United States $9.33 M
  3. Global Fund $8.96 M
  4. European Union Institutions $6.45 M
  5. Spain $4.31 M
  6. Norway $1.95 M
  7. Belgium $1.95 M
  8. United Kingdom $1.12 M
  9. Germany $0.91 M
  10. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.56 M
  11. Switzerland $0.55 M
  12. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $0.43 M
  13. Finland $0.40 M
  14. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $0.38 M
  15. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $0.37 M
  16. France $0.23 M
  17. Ireland $0.20 M
  18. Netherlands $0.17 M
  19. Italy $0.06 M
  20. Korea $0.02 M
  21. International Labour Organisation $0.004 M
  22. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Freedom from Violence

$4,752,243 (26%)
43 Grants (17%)

Expression and Information Rights

$2,403,238 (13%)
18 Grants (7%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$2,288,638 (12%)
26 Grants (10%)

Population Focus

Children & Youth

$4,934,643 (27%)
58 Grants (23%)

Women & Girls

$2,712,096 (15%)
73 Grants (29%)

LGBTIQ

$1,367,382 (7%)
25 Grants (10%)

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

Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

$10,072,819 (54%)
161 Grants (65%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$3,636,959 (20%)
59 Grants (24%)

Media and Technology

$2,628,790 (14%)
31 Grants (13%)

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

  • The Lambi Fund of Haiti supported KOFOKA in Haiti to promote solidarity activities among women working to change living conditions in their communities.
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies gave a core support grant to Age Concern in Bermuda to implement its agenda to secure policy and service-sector gains that improve the lives of older people and strengthen the organization's work long-term.

Case Studies