1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$21.9 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
283 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $5.7 M
  2. Cordaid $2.1 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $1.9 M
  4. American Jewish World Service $1.6 M
  5. Freedom House $1.2 M
  6. Comic Relief $1.2 M
  7. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $737.9 K
  8. Tides Foundation $673.0 K
  9. NoVo Foundation $650.0 K
  10. Ford Foundation $560.0 K
  11. The International Development Research Centre $511.8 K
  12. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $500.0 K
  13. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $430.2 K
  14. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $410.0 K
  15. Foundation for Child Development $405.0 K
  16. Open Society Fund Prague $348.8 K
  17. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee $336.8 K
  18. Anonymous 7 $300.0 K
  19. EEA and Norway Grants $185.3 K
  20. Disability Rights Fund $178.0 K
  21. Open Society Foundations $170.0 K
  22. Dietel Partners $145.0 K
  23. Global Fund for Children $140.0 K
  24. The California Endowment $133.1 K
  25. Grassroots International $126.3 K
  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
276 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Canada $13.4 M
  2. United States $11.7 M
  3. European Union Institutions $6.8 M
  4. Spain $4.9 M
  5. Global Fund $2.4 M
  6. Norway $2.0 M
  7. Belgium $1.9 M
  8. Germany $740.6 K
  9. United Kingdom $686.4 K
  10. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $476.7 K
  11. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $373.0 K
  12. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $336.0 K
  13. Netherlands $285.7 K
  14. Finland $262.2 K
  15. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $244.8 K
  16. Switzerland $213.3 K
  17. Italy $172.0 K
  18. Ireland $96.1 K
  19. International Development Association $90.0 K
  20. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $38.4 K
  21. France $37.5 K
  22. Luxembourg $21.5 K
  23. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 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.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • The Lambi Fund of Haiti
    KOFOKA (Haiti)
    To promote solidarity activities among women working to change living conditions in their communities.
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies
    Age Concern (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.