1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$18.6 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
248 Grants

Top Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $4.3 M
  2. Comic Relief $3.3 M
  3. American Jewish World Service $1.5 M
  4. Freedom House $1.4 M
  5. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $1,000.0 K
  6. Ford Foundation $850.0 K
  7. Elton John AIDS Foundation $795.0 K
  8. Arcus Foundation $770.0 K
  9. Tides Foundation $709.5 K
  10. Foundation to Promote Open Society $613.1 K
  11. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $550.3 K
  12. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $264.1 K
  13. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee $262.1 K
  14. Tamalpais Trust $250.0 K
  15. Oak Foundation $204.7 K
  16. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $200.0 K
  17. Disability Rights Fund $187.5 K
  18. Monsanto Fund $157.7 K
  19. Global Dialogue $152.9 K
  20. ViiV Healthcare $150.9 K
  21. CS Fund $145.0 K
  22. NoVo Foundation $130.0 K
  23. U.S. Institute of Peace $129.4 K
  24. Global Fund for Children $105.0 K
  25. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $105.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$60.7 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
330 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Canada $22.4 M
  2. United States $9.3 M
  3. Global Fund $9.0 M
  4. European Union Institutions $6.4 M
  5. Spain $4.3 M
  6. Norway $2.0 M
  7. Belgium $1.9 M
  8. United Kingdom $1.1 M
  9. Germany $906.4 K
  10. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $561.0 K
  11. Switzerland $553.0 K
  12. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $425.3 K
  13. Finland $400.4 K
  14. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $377.5 K
  15. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $373.1 K
  16. France $226.3 K
  17. Ireland $199.8 K
  18. Netherlands $165.2 K
  19. Italy $55.9 K
  20. Korea $19.1 K
  21. International Labour Organisation $3.6 K
  22. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Population Focus

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

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 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba in the United States to improve healthcare in underserved US communities by adopting lessons from Cuba's prevention-based and primary-care-driven health system through the Community Partnerships for Health Equity program.
  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation supported Hope on a String in the United States to offer cultural enrichment programming in Arcahaie, Haiti, to increase civic engagement and participation.