Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$156.1 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. EEA and Norway Grants $76.26 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $21.81 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $17.10 M
  4. The Oak Foundation $13.92 M
  5. Open Society Fund Prague $7.11 M
  6. Fundacja Batorego $6.05 M
  7. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $5.29 M
  8. Foundation Open Society Institute - Switzerland $2.93 M
  9. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.87 M
  10. The Coca-Cola Foundation $2.50 M
  11. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.40 M
  12. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.36 M
  13. Mama Cash $0.74 M
  14. Trag Fondacija $0.60 M
  15. Elton John AIDS Foundation $0.59 M
  16. Hivos $0.55 M
  17. Avatud Eesti Fond $0.53 M
  18. Abilis Foundation $0.47 M
  19. The Global Fund for Women $0.46 M
  20. Wikimedia Foundation $0.40 M
  21. Bodossaki Foundation $0.38 M
  22. Global Fund for Children $0.32 M
  23. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria $0.28 M
  24. The Open Technology Fund $0.26 M
  25. Ukrainian Women's Fund $0.26 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

7%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$272.7 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $84.29 M
  2. United States $51.93 M
  3. Sweden $34.09 M
  4. Norway $20.30 M
  5. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $11.93 M
  6. Germany $11.85 M
  7. Canada $11.40 M
  8. Switzerland $10.90 M
  9. Global Fund $6.49 M
  10. Finland $6.23 M
  11. Denmark $5.80 M
  12. Austria $2.64 M
  13. Netherlands $2.43 M
  14. United Kingdom $2.26 M
  15. Poland $1.60 M
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $1.54 M
  17. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.35 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.86 M
  19. Czech Republic $0.59 M
  20. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $0.57 M
  21. Italy $0.52 M
  22. Estonia $0.47 M
  23. World Health Organization (WHO) $0.44 M
  24. Ireland $0.39 M
  25. Iceland $0.36 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Freedom from Violence

$32,148,822 (21%)
423 Grants (20%)

Civic and Political Participation

$26,715,672 (17%)
331 Grants (15%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$17,052,645 (11%)
276 Grants (13%)

Population Focus

Children & Youth

$37,480,117 (24%)
558 Grants (26%)

Women & Girls

$33,333,046 (21%)
606 Grants (28%)

People with Disabilities

$14,348,770 (9%)
244 Grants (11%)

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

$91,129,517 (58%)
901 Grants (42%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$43,052,241 (28%)
488 Grants (23%)

Public Engagement and Awareness-raising

$40,896,593 (26%)
734 Grants (34%)

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

  • Jinishian Memorial Foundation supported community-based organizations throughout Armenia to undertake activities for community development, increased participation and activism.
  • The Open Society Foundations supported Association pour la Prevention de la Torture in Switzerland to prevent torture and ill treatment in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan by promoting public oversight, the ratification of the Optional protocol to the UN Convention against Torture and the set-up of effective national preventive mechanisms.