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

$108.8 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $62.05 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $23.32 M
  3. The Oak Foundation $6.21 M
  4. Bloomberg Philanthropies $3.75 M
  5. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.69 M
  6. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.27 M
  7. The Global Fund for Women $1.17 M
  8. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.05 M
  9. Freedom House $1.04 M
  10. Human Dignity Foundation $0.90 M
  11. Mama Cash $0.63 M
  12. Cordaid $0.56 M
  13. King Baudouin Foundation $0.55 M
  14. Google.org $0.50 M
  15. NoVo Foundation $0.35 M
  16. Global Fund for Children $0.33 M
  17. Abilis Foundation $0.31 M
  18. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $0.31 M
  19. Ukrainian Women's Fund $0.30 M
  20. Klarman Family Foundation $0.25 M
  21. Global Greengrants Fund $0.23 M
  22. Tides Foundation $0.22 M
  23. Hivos $0.22 M
  24. Partnership for Transparency Fund $0.17 M
  25. Disability Rights Fund $0.13 M
  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

Top Funders

  1. United States $71.94 M
  2. European Union Institutions $69.86 M
  3. Sweden $26.21 M
  4. Norway $20.83 M
  5. Switzerland $15.88 M
  6. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $13.34 M
  7. International Development Association $10.02 M
  8. Denmark $8.17 M
  9. Global Fund $6.21 M
  10. Canada $5.71 M
  11. Netherlands $5.58 M
  12. Germany $4.75 M
  13. Austria $2.39 M
  14. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.92 M
  15. Finland $1.77 M
  16. Italy $1.36 M
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $0.98 M
  18. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $0.93 M
  19. United Kingdom $0.49 M
  20. Ireland $0.39 M
  21. Iceland $0.36 M
  22. Czech Republic $0.13 M
  23. Japan $0.12 M
  24. Spain $0.12 M
  25. Belgium $0.07 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Human Rights, General

$26,873,913 (25%)
487 Grants (28%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$23,067,009 (21%)
282 Grants (16%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$17,524,103 (16%)
237 Grants (14%)

Population Focus

Crime or Abuse Victims

$17,468,263 (16%)
153 Grants (9%)

Economically Disadvantaged

$17,315,924 (16%)
273 Grants (16%)

Women & Girls

$16,859,400 (15%)
365 Grants (21%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • The Sigrid Rausing Trust gave to European Roma Rights Center in Hungary to promote Roma rights through monitoring, reporting, strategic litigation, and advocacy.
  • Global Greengrants Fund gave to Center for Environmental Information and Education in 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.