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

$90.3 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $46.74 M
  2. EEA and Norway Grants $25.37 M
  3. The Oak Foundation $8.66 M
  4. National Endowment for Democracy $3.91 M
  5. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.54 M
  6. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.59 M
  7. The Christensen Fund $1.57 M
  8. The Global Fund for Women $1.26 M
  9. Eurasia Partnership Foundation $0.95 M
  10. Avatud Eesti Fond $0.83 M
  11. Hivos $0.75 M
  12. Mama Cash $0.63 M
  13. Cordaid $0.54 M
  14. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $0.53 M
  15. King Baudouin Foundation $0.50 M
  16. Tides Foundation $0.47 M
  17. Jinishian Memorial Foundation $0.42 M
  18. The Nduna Foundation $0.42 M
  19. The Russell Berrie Foundation $0.40 M
  20. Abilis Foundation $0.38 M
  21. Stop AIDS Now $0.37 M
  22. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $0.31 M
  23. Fundacja Batorego $0.29 M
  24. William Davidson Foundation $0.25 M
  25. BOTA Foundation $0.25 M
  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

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $74.22 M
  2. United States $72.72 M
  3. Sweden $31.49 M
  4. Norway $23.19 M
  5. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $12.19 M
  6. Switzerland $11.73 M
  7. Denmark $9.60 M
  8. Germany $9.16 M
  9. Global Fund $8.42 M
  10. Finland $4.98 M
  11. Austria $4.76 M
  12. Netherlands $3.73 M
  13. Canada $2.49 M
  14. United Kingdom $1.97 M
  15. Italy $1.14 M
  16. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $1.08 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.89 M
  18. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $0.78 M
  19. Czech Republic $0.65 M
  20. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $0.61 M
  21. Ireland $0.57 M
  22. France $0.55 M
  23. Iceland $0.43 M
  24. International Development Association $0.35 M
  25. Estonia $0.31 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$15,689,331 (17%)
363 Grants (21%)

Freedom from Violence

$14,414,462 (16%)
215 Grants (12%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$14,014,982 (16%)
240 Grants (14%)

Population Focus

Children & Youth

$22,135,407 (25%)
455 Grants (26%)

Women & Girls

$16,825,973 (19%)
385 Grants (22%)

People with Disabilities

$13,773,685 (15%)
255 Grants (15%)

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.

Strategy Focus

Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

$29,884,156 (33%)
527 Grants (30%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$24,061,595 (27%)
380 Grants (22%)

Research and Documentation

$21,209,118 (23%)
307 Grants (18%)

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

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