4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$78.7 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
1,533 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $65.2 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $15.4 M
  3. The Oak Foundation $8.0 M
  4. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.6 M
  5. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.3 M
  6. Freedom House $1.4 M
  7. The Global Fund for Women $1.3 M
  8. Tides Foundation $1.2 M
  9. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.1 M
  10. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $1.1 M
  11. Mama Cash $749.3 K
  12. King Baudouin Foundation $480.8 K
  13. Global Fund for Children $354.0 K
  14. NoVo Foundation $350.0 K
  15. Eurasia Partnership Foundation $302.4 K
  16. Anonymous 5 $300.0 K
  17. American Jewish World Service $275.0 K
  18. Avatud Eesti Fond $272.3 K
  19. Klarman Family Foundation $250.0 K
  20. The Pershing Square Foundation $250.0 K
  21. Abilis Foundation $225.8 K
  22. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $225.0 K
  23. Levi Strauss Foundation $216.0 K
  24. Disability Rights Fund $203.5 K
  25. Global Greengrants Fund $199.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$261.4 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights
1,379 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $73.0 M
  2. United States $58.6 M
  3. Sweden $30.7 M
  4. Norway $20.4 M
  5. Switzerland $17.5 M
  6. Canada $14.8 M
  7. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $12.0 M
  8. Germany $9.3 M
  9. Global Fund $5.8 M
  10. Denmark $5.2 M
  11. Netherlands $3.8 M
  12. Finland $2.1 M
  13. Austria $2.0 M
  14. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.5 M
  15. United Kingdom $1.4 M
  16. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $689.4 K
  17. Italy $616.1 K
  18. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $507.8 K
  19. International Development Association $441.6 K
  20. Czech Republic $268.8 K
  21. Australia $241.3 K
  22. Ireland $186.2 K
  23. Iceland $151.0 K
  24. Belgium $101.6 K
  25. Luxembourg $41.1 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 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

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law
    To analyze existing institutions and legislation regarding refugees and asylum, provide free legal aid to refugees, and promote freedom of assembly.
  • Reconstruction Women's Fund
    OSVIT - Udru?enje Romkinja (Serbia)
    To reduce violence against women and provide assistance to survivors.