6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$108.8 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
1,741 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $62.0 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $23.3 M
  3. The Oak Foundation $6.2 M
  4. Bloomberg Philanthropies $3.8 M
  5. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.7 M
  6. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.3 M
  7. The Global Fund for Women $1.2 M
  8. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.1 M
  9. Freedom House $1.0 M
  10. Human Dignity Foundation $900.0 K
  11. Mama Cash $628.8 K
  12. Cordaid $562.1 K
  13. King Baudouin Foundation $545.6 K
  14. Google.org $500.0 K
  15. NoVo Foundation $350.0 K
  16. Global Fund for Children $327.5 K
  17. Abilis Foundation $311.8 K
  18. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $305.0 K
  19. Ukrainian Women's Fund $301.2 K
  20. Klarman Family Foundation $250.0 K
  21. Global Greengrants Fund $227.9 K
  22. Tides Foundation $224.5 K
  23. Hivos $221.7 K
  24. Partnership for Transparency Fund $165.1 K
  25. Disability Rights Fund $125.5 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$269.7 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
1,255 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $71.9 M
  2. European Union Institutions $69.9 M
  3. Sweden $26.2 M
  4. Norway $20.8 M
  5. Switzerland $15.9 M
  6. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $13.3 M
  7. International Development Association $10.0 M
  8. Denmark $8.2 M
  9. Global Fund $6.2 M
  10. Canada $5.7 M
  11. Netherlands $5.6 M
  12. Germany $4.7 M
  13. Austria $2.4 M
  14. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.9 M
  15. Finland $1.8 M
  16. Italy $1.4 M
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $980.3 K
  18. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $933.3 K
  19. United Kingdom $485.9 K
  20. Ireland $390.3 K
  21. Iceland $359.5 K
  22. Czech Republic $131.1 K
  23. Japan $124.8 K
  24. Spain $121.5 K
  25. Belgium $69.5 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 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.

Sample Grants

  • The Sigrid Rausing Trust
    European Roma Rights Center (Hungary)
    To promote Roma rights through monitoring, reporting, strategic litigation, and advocacy.
  • Global Greengrants Fund
    Center for Environmental Information and Education (Bulgaria)
    To prevent the use of cyanide in gold mining, by working with communities to file complaints, build public and media awareness about environmental risks, and work on a legislative ban of cyanide in gold mining.