1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

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

Top Foundation 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

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 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (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
    Hope on a String (United States)
    To offer cultural enrichment programming in Arcahaie, Haiti, to increase civic engagement and participation.