1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$8.7 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
171 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $3.4 M
  2. American Jewish World Service $1.3 M
  3. Ford Foundation $702.7 K
  4. Open Society Foundations $511.8 K
  5. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $401.3 K
  6. The Schmidt Family Foundation $400.0 K
  7. The Lambi Fund of Haiti $283.1 K
  8. The Oak Foundation $231.0 K
  9. Grassroots International $212.9 K
  10. Global Fund for Children $181.0 K
  11. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $137.5 K
  12. Tides Foundation $123.6 K
  13. Levi Strauss Foundation $100.0 K
  14. Cisco Systems Foundation $99.3 K
  15. The Global Fund for Women $90.0 K
  16. Freedom House $86.0 K
  17. The Libra Foundation $70.0 K
  18. Mama Cash $55.8 K
  19. Smith Richardson Foundation $50.0 K
  20. Wallace Global Fund II $40.0 K
  21. The Overbrook Foundation $40.0 K
  22. The Arca Foundation $35.0 K
  23. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $33.5 K
  24. Abilis Foundation $27.8 K
  25. Dietel Partners $25.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$83.3 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
367 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $27.5 M
  2. Global Fund $11.7 M
  3. Spain $11.7 M
  4. Canada $11.5 M
  5. European Union Institutions $7.6 M
  6. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $5.7 M
  7. Ireland $1.7 M
  8. Belgium $1.1 M
  9. Germany $1.1 M
  10. Norway $938.4 K
  11. Italy $894.3 K
  12. United Kingdom $770.9 K
  13. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $278.3 K
  14. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $253.3 K
  15. Finland $201.6 K
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $106.6 K
  17. Netherlands $84.4 K
  18. Iceland $72.2 K
  19. Australia $51.6 K
  20. Switzerland $27.9 K
  21. Korea $19.7 K
  22. France $13.3 K
  23. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $6.7 K
  24. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 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.

Sample Grants

  • Global Fund for Children
    Sociedad Dominico-Haitiana de Apoyo Integral para el Desarrollo y la Salud (Dominican Republic)
    For the Right to a Name and Nationality program, which campaigns for the legal recognition of the Dominican nationality of Dominican-born Haitian children to allow these children to attend school and gain access to other social services.
  • American Jewish World Service
    Groupe d'Appui aux Rapatries et aux Refugies (Haiti)
    To promote and defend the rights of earthquake-affected internally displaced persons and Haitian migrants living in the Dominican Republic through monitoring, advocacy, and legal assistance.