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

$21.9 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $5.67 M
  2. Cordaid $2.11 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $1.94 M
  4. American Jewish World Service $1.60 M
  5. Freedom House $1.21 M
  6. Comic Relief $1.18 M
  7. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $0.74 M
  8. Tides Foundation $0.67 M
  9. NoVo Foundation $0.65 M
  10. Ford Foundation $0.56 M
  11. The International Development Research Centre $0.51 M
  12. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $0.50 M
  13. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.43 M
  14. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $0.41 M
  15. Foundation for Child Development $0.41 M
  16. Open Society Fund Prague $0.35 M
  17. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee $0.34 M
  18. Anonymous 7 $0.30 M
  19. EEA and Norway Grants $0.19 M
  20. Disability Rights Fund $0.18 M
  21. Open Society Foundations $0.17 M
  22. Dietel Partners $0.15 M
  23. Global Fund for Children $0.14 M
  24. The California Endowment $0.13 M
  25. Grassroots International $0.13 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$47.2 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Canada $13.41 M
  2. United States $11.68 M
  3. European Union Institutions $6.83 M
  4. Spain $4.91 M
  5. Global Fund $2.43 M
  6. Norway $2.02 M
  7. Belgium $1.89 M
  8. Germany $0.74 M
  9. United Kingdom $0.69 M
  10. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $0.48 M
  11. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $0.37 M
  12. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.34 M
  13. Netherlands $0.29 M
  14. Finland $0.26 M
  15. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $0.24 M
  16. Switzerland $0.21 M
  17. Italy $0.17 M
  18. Ireland $0.10 M
  19. International Development Association $0.09 M
  20. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $0.04 M
  21. France $0.04 M
  22. Luxembourg $0.02 M
  23. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Health and Well-being Rights

$4,500,884 (21%)
39 Grants (14%)

Civic and Political Participation

$3,613,758 (17%)
38 Grants (13%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$2,731,003 (12%)
29 Grants (10%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$5,442,381 (25%)
76 Grants (27%)

Children & Youth

$4,850,191 (22%)
60 Grants (21%)

LGBTIQ

$1,314,905 (6%)
42 Grants (15%)

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

$11,364,706 (52%)
145 Grants (51%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$6,238,297 (29%)
62 Grants (22%)

Research and Documentation

$4,051,837 (19%)
37 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