4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$90.3 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
1,745 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $46.7 M
  2. EEA and Norway Grants $25.4 M
  3. The Oak Foundation $8.7 M
  4. National Endowment for Democracy $3.9 M
  5. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.5 M
  6. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.6 M
  7. The Christensen Fund $1.6 M
  8. The Global Fund for Women $1.3 M
  9. Eurasia Partnership Foundation $952.8 K
  10. Avatud Eesti Fond $832.0 K
  11. Hivos $748.3 K
  12. Mama Cash $631.3 K
  13. Cordaid $535.3 K
  14. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $527.0 K
  15. King Baudouin Foundation $504.3 K
  16. Tides Foundation $467.2 K
  17. Jinishian Memorial Foundation $416.6 K
  18. The Nduna Foundation $415.0 K
  19. The Russell Berrie Foundation $400.0 K
  20. Abilis Foundation $381.3 K
  21. Stop AIDS Now $365.0 K
  22. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $305.0 K
  23. Fundacja Batorego $289.2 K
  24. William Davidson Foundation $250.0 K
  25. BOTA Foundation $245.9 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$278.8 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
1,451 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $74.2 M
  2. United States $72.7 M
  3. Sweden $31.5 M
  4. Norway $23.2 M
  5. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $12.2 M
  6. Switzerland $11.7 M
  7. Denmark $9.6 M
  8. Germany $9.2 M
  9. Global Fund $8.4 M
  10. Finland $5.0 M
  11. Austria $4.8 M
  12. Netherlands $3.7 M
  13. Canada $2.5 M
  14. United Kingdom $2.0 M
  15. Italy $1.1 M
  16. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $1.1 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $894.1 K
  18. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $779.9 K
  19. Czech Republic $649.5 K
  20. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $613.6 K
  21. Ireland $570.6 K
  22. France $553.2 K
  23. Iceland $433.9 K
  24. International Development Association $352.0 K
  25. Estonia $310.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2013 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.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • Jinishian Memorial Foundation
    community-based organizations throughout Armenia
    To undertake activities for community development, increased participation and activism.
  • The Open Society Foundations
    Association pour la Prevention de la Torture (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.