6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$156.1 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
2,166 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. EEA and Norway Grants $76.3 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $21.8 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $17.1 M
  4. The Oak Foundation $13.9 M
  5. Open Society Fund Prague $7.1 M
  6. Fundacja Batorego $6.1 M
  7. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $5.3 M
  8. Foundation Open Society Institute - Switzerland $2.9 M
  9. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.9 M
  10. The Coca-Cola Foundation $2.5 M
  11. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.4 M
  12. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.4 M
  13. Mama Cash $736.4 K
  14. Trag Fondacija $602.3 K
  15. Elton John AIDS Foundation $589.3 K
  16. Hivos $551.2 K
  17. Avatud Eesti Fond $529.6 K
  18. Abilis Foundation $472.7 K
  19. The Global Fund for Women $456.7 K
  20. Wikimedia Foundation $401.4 K
  21. Bodossaki Foundation $376.0 K
  22. Global Fund for Children $320.0 K
  23. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria $284.3 K
  24. The Open Technology Fund $259.3 K
  25. Ukrainian Women's Fund $257.1 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

7%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$272.7 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
1,619 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $84.3 M
  2. United States $51.9 M
  3. Sweden $34.1 M
  4. Norway $20.3 M
  5. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $11.9 M
  6. Germany $11.9 M
  7. Canada $11.4 M
  8. Switzerland $10.9 M
  9. Global Fund $6.5 M
  10. Finland $6.2 M
  11. Denmark $5.8 M
  12. Austria $2.6 M
  13. Netherlands $2.4 M
  14. United Kingdom $2.3 M
  15. Poland $1.6 M
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $1.5 M
  17. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.3 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $863.6 K
  19. Czech Republic $592.2 K
  20. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $567.2 K
  21. Italy $516.9 K
  22. Estonia $467.0 K
  23. World Health Organization (WHO) $439.6 K
  24. Ireland $391.8 K
  25. Iceland $357.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 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.