1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$17.3 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
242 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $4.5 M
  2. The Atlantic Philanthropies $1.9 M
  3. American Jewish World Service $1.8 M
  4. Freedom House $1.5 M
  5. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.3 M
  6. Open Society Foundations $985.5 K
  7. Tides Foundation $789.2 K
  8. Ford Foundation $562.4 K
  9. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $530.0 K
  10. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $500.0 K
  11. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $450.0 K
  12. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $309.0 K
  13. Anonymous 5 $300.0 K
  14. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee $218.0 K
  15. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $200.0 K
  16. Global Fund for Children $192.0 K
  17. The Coca-Cola Foundation $150.5 K
  18. The Libra Foundation $150.0 K
  19. Intel Foundation $148.9 K
  20. Grassroots International $109.2 K
  21. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $100.0 K
  22. The Summit Foundation $85.0 K
  23. Levi Strauss Foundation $82.5 K
  24. The Global Fund for Women $73.5 K
  25. The Overbrook Foundation $65.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$42.1 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights
263 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $14.7 M
  2. Global Fund $6.2 M
  3. European Union Institutions $5.1 M
  4. Spain $4.7 M
  5. Canada $4.4 M
  6. Belgium $2.0 M
  7. Norway $928.9 K
  8. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $877.9 K
  9. Germany $817.0 K
  10. United Kingdom $577.1 K
  11. Italy $506.4 K
  12. France $261.2 K
  13. Sweden $209.5 K
  14. Finland $199.1 K
  15. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $167.1 K
  16. Australia $161.1 K
  17. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $132.7 K
  18. Netherlands $101.5 K
  19. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 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

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    Jurimedia (Haiti)
    To promote the peaceful resolution of conflict and the use of mediation as an alternative to judicial proceedings in rural communities; build the capacity of grassroots leaders to monitor access to justice; and navigate the legal system.
  • Mama Cash
    Guyana Sex Work Coalition
    To lead a Caribbean sex workers' network and work with police to defend the rights of sex workers to freedom from violence, extortion, and harassment.