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

$14.5 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. American Jewish World Service $1.94 M
  2. Freedom House $1.83 M
  3. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.35 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $1.13 M
  5. Ford Foundation $0.99 M
  6. NoVo Foundation $0.85 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $0.80 M
  8. The Atlantic Philanthropies $0.75 M
  9. Hivos $0.61 M
  10. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $0.53 M
  11. National Endowment for Democracy $0.45 M
  12. Comic Relief UK $0.41 M
  13. Tides Foundation $0.28 M
  14. Arcus Foundation $0.27 M
  15. The Rockefeller Foundation $0.25 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.23 M
  17. Levi Strauss Foundation $0.21 M
  18. Mama Cash $0.20 M
  19. Cordaid $0.18 M
  20. The Lambi Fund of Haiti $0.18 M
  21. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee $0.15 M
  22. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $0.13 M
  23. Dietel Partners $0.13 M
  24. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $0.12 M
  25. Grassroots International $0.12 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$60.3 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. United States $22.40 M
  2. European Union Institutions $8.73 M
  3. Global Fund $8.41 M
  4. Canada $6.17 M
  5. Belgium $2.97 M
  6. Spain $2.84 M
  7. Norway $2.15 M
  8. Switzerland $1.43 M
  9. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $1.32 M
  10. Germany $1.15 M
  11. France $0.65 M
  12. United Kingdom $0.52 M
  13. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $0.27 M
  14. Finland $0.23 M
  15. Italy $0.22 M
  16. Sweden $0.21 M
  17. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $0.17 M
  18. Ireland $0.15 M
  19. Netherlands $0.15 M
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $0.09 M
  21. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.03 M
  22. Luxembourg $0.02 M
  23. Korea $0.01 M
  24. Australia $0.002 M
  25. Czech Republic $0.001 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law

$2,274,227 (16%)
6 Grants (3%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$1,579,004 (11%)
46 Grants (20%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$1,578,547 (11%)
15 Grants (7%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$3,708,988 (26%)
89 Grants (39%)

Children & Youth

$3,081,264 (21%)
55 Grants (24%)

Human Rights Defenders

$1,076,599 (7%)
6 Grants (3%)

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

$4,885,520 (34%)
58 Grants (25%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$4,289,256 (30%)
51 Grants (22%)

Coalition-building and Collaboration

$1,974,581 (14%)
44 Grants (19%)

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