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

$17.3 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $4.55 M
  2. The Atlantic Philanthropies $1.87 M
  3. American Jewish World Service $1.75 M
  4. Freedom House $1.51 M
  5. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.29 M
  6. Open Society Foundations $0.99 M
  7. Tides Foundation $0.79 M
  8. Ford Foundation $0.56 M
  9. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $0.53 M
  10. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $0.50 M
  11. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $0.45 M
  12. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.31 M
  13. Anonymous 5 $0.30 M
  14. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee $0.22 M
  15. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $0.20 M
  16. Global Fund for Children $0.19 M
  17. The Coca-Cola Foundation $0.15 M
  18. The Libra Foundation $0.15 M
  19. Intel Foundation $0.15 M
  20. Grassroots International $0.11 M
  21. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $0.10 M
  22. The Summit Foundation $0.09 M
  23. Levi Strauss Foundation $0.08 M
  24. The Global Fund for Women $0.07 M
  25. The Overbrook Foundation $0.07 M
  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

Top Funders

  1. United States $14.71 M
  2. Global Fund $6.21 M
  3. European Union Institutions $5.11 M
  4. Spain $4.70 M
  5. Canada $4.40 M
  6. Belgium $1.99 M
  7. Norway $0.93 M
  8. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $0.88 M
  9. Germany $0.82 M
  10. United Kingdom $0.58 M
  11. Italy $0.51 M
  12. France $0.26 M
  13. Sweden $0.21 M
  14. Finland $0.20 M
  15. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $0.17 M
  16. Australia $0.16 M
  17. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $0.13 M
  18. Netherlands $0.10 M
  19. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law

$3,274,145 (19%)
25 Grants (10%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$2,430,400 (14%)
44 Grants (18%)

Expression and Information Rights

$2,017,944 (12%)
16 Grants (7%)

Population Focus

Economically Disadvantaged

$4,141,993 (24%)
80 Grants (33%)

Women & Girls

$3,150,693 (18%)
67 Grants (28%)

Children & Youth

$2,164,735 (13%)
49 Grants (20%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • National Endowment for Democracy supported Jurimedia in 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 supported 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.

Case Studies