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

3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$75.7 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. EEA and Norway Grants $17.64 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $15.95 M
  3. Oak Foundation $12.09 M
  4. Foundation to Promote Open Society $11.05 M
  5. Fundacja Batorego $7.35 M
  6. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.88 M
  7. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $2.03 M
  8. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $1.75 M
  9. Tides Foundation $1.32 M
  10. Open Society Fund Prague $1.06 M
  11. Trag Fondacija $0.87 M
  12. Fund for Women's Equality $0.82 M
  13. William Davidson Foundation $0.80 M
  14. The Global Fund for Women $0.69 M
  15. Elton John AIDS Foundation $0.63 M
  16. The Nduna Foundation $0.62 M
  17. Wikimedia Foundation $0.58 M
  18. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria $0.51 M
  19. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $0.48 M
  20. The Coca-Cola Foundation $0.45 M
  21. Abilis Foundation $0.44 M
  22. U.S. Institute of Peace $0.39 M
  23. Europe Foundation $0.32 M
  24. Mama Cash $0.32 M
  25. ViiV Healthcare $0.31 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

6%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$229.1 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $69.97 M
  2. United States $50.75 M
  3. Sweden $23.07 M
  4. Norway $12.40 M
  5. Canada $10.68 M
  6. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $10.04 M
  7. Denmark $9.10 M
  8. Switzerland $7.90 M
  9. Germany $7.64 M
  10. Finland $4.96 M
  11. United Kingdom $3.58 M
  12. Belgium $2.29 M
  13. Netherlands $2.20 M
  14. Austria $2.08 M
  15. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $2.01 M
  16. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.36 M
  17. Poland $1.28 M
  18. Italy $1.17 M
  19. World Health Organization (WHO) $0.91 M
  20. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $0.74 M
  21. Global Fund $0.52 M
  22. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.51 M
  23. Iceland $0.47 M
  24. International Labour Organisation $0.47 M
  25. Estonia $0.46 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Freedom from Violence

$21,815,194 (29%)
330 Grants (21%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$9,273,505 (12%)
227 Grants (14%)

Civic and Political Participation

$8,881,301 (12%)
221 Grants (14%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$20,888,175 (28%)
533 Grants (33%)

Children & Youth

$19,485,546 (26%)
521 Grants (32%)

People with Disabilities

$5,829,576 (8%)
176 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

$49,502,984 (65%)
966 Grants (60%)

Public Engagement and Awareness-raising

$21,705,501 (29%)
521 Grants (32%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$18,585,723 (25%)
323 Grants (20%)

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.