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

4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$78.7 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $65.19 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $15.45 M
  3. The Oak Foundation $8.04 M
  4. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.63 M
  5. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.30 M
  6. Freedom House $1.38 M
  7. The Global Fund for Women $1.35 M
  8. Tides Foundation $1.20 M
  9. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.14 M
  10. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $1.07 M
  11. Mama Cash $0.75 M
  12. King Baudouin Foundation $0.48 M
  13. Global Fund for Children $0.35 M
  14. NoVo Foundation $0.35 M
  15. Eurasia Partnership Foundation $0.30 M
  16. Anonymous 5 $0.30 M
  17. American Jewish World Service $0.28 M
  18. Avatud Eesti Fond $0.27 M
  19. Klarman Family Foundation $0.25 M
  20. The Pershing Square Foundation $0.25 M
  21. Abilis Foundation $0.23 M
  22. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $0.23 M
  23. Levi Strauss Foundation $0.22 M
  24. Disability Rights Fund $0.20 M
  25. Global Greengrants Fund $0.20 M
  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

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $73.05 M
  2. United States $58.60 M
  3. Sweden $30.67 M
  4. Norway $20.39 M
  5. Switzerland $17.54 M
  6. Canada $14.79 M
  7. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $11.99 M
  8. Germany $9.25 M
  9. Global Fund $5.77 M
  10. Denmark $5.21 M
  11. Netherlands $3.80 M
  12. Finland $2.09 M
  13. Austria $2.00 M
  14. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.49 M
  15. United Kingdom $1.43 M
  16. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $0.69 M
  17. Italy $0.62 M
  18. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $0.51 M
  19. International Development Association $0.44 M
  20. Czech Republic $0.27 M
  21. Australia $0.24 M
  22. Ireland $0.19 M
  23. Iceland $0.15 M
  24. Belgium $0.10 M
  25. Luxembourg $0.04 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$19,988,092 (25%)
249 Grants (16%)

Human Rights, General

$15,381,604 (20%)
363 Grants (24%)

Expression and Information Rights

$11,440,738 (15%)
220 Grants (14%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$12,754,351 (16%)
431 Grants (28%)

Children & Youth

$12,560,547 (16%)
293 Grants (19%)

Crime or Abuse Victims

$11,716,572 (15%)
252 Grants (16%)

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

  • National Endowment for Democracy supported 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 supported OSVIT - UdruĹženje Romkinja in Serbia to reduce violence against women and provide assistance to survivors.