Latin America & Mexico

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$115 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $20.42 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $9.38 M
  3. Oak Foundation $7.39 M
  4. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $5.64 M
  5. NoVo Foundation $5.26 M
  6. Foundation to Promote Open Society $4.74 M
  7. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $4.62 M
  8. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.23 M
  9. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $4.08 M
  10. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $4.01 M
  11. International Community Foundation $3.35 M
  12. Tides Foundation $2.97 M
  13. Hivos $2.60 M
  14. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $2.53 M
  15. Global Greengrants Fund $2.25 M
  16. American Jewish World Service $2.16 M
  17. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.10 M
  18. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $1.86 M
  19. The Summit Foundation $1.82 M
  20. Avina Americas $1.68 M
  21. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.66 M
  22. Cordaid $1.46 M
  23. Freedom House $1.37 M
  24. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.33 M
  25. International Development Research Centre $1.29 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

9%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$347.4 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. United States $66.76 M
  2. Spain $45.28 M
  3. Sweden $40.59 M
  4. European Union Institutions $34.22 M
  5. Germany $32.13 M
  6. Norway $28.47 M
  7. Canada $23.44 M
  8. Switzerland $10.98 M
  9. Belgium $10.41 M
  10. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $9.39 M
  11. Denmark $9.16 M
  12. Finland $6.61 M
  13. Netherlands $6.07 M
  14. United Kingdom $5.08 M
  15. Inter-American Development Bank $3.38 M
  16. Ireland $2.64 M
  17. Italy $2.54 M
  18. Global Fund $2.49 M
  19. International Labour Organisation $1.31 M
  20. World Health Organization (WHO) $1.27 M
  21. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.17 M
  22. Austria $0.91 M
  23. Korea $0.68 M
  24. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $0.56 M
  25. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $0.56 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Environmental and Resource Rights

$19,786,999 (17%)
681 Grants (27%)

Freedom from Violence

$15,750,278 (14%)
340 Grants (14%)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

$13,479,839 (12%)
156 Grants (6%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$36,163,288 (31%)
910 Grants (37%)

Indigenous Peoples

$21,993,461 (19%)
566 Grants (23%)

Children & Youth

$13,096,944 (11%)
414 Grants (17%)

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

$65,715,048 (57%)
1,468 Grants (59%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$28,640,923 (25%)
694 Grants (28%)

Research and Documentation

$13,611,401 (12%)
231 Grants (9%)

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

  • Instituto Betty e Jacob Lafer supported Instituto Terra, Trabalho e Cidadania in Brazil to undertake an analysis of criminal justice law projects as part of the wider Criminal Justice Network, which promotes awareness of events and problems within the prison system and works to strengthen policy coordination within state bodies and the public.
  • Global Greengrants Fund supported Asociacion de Mujeres Indigenas de la Costa Atlantica in Nicaragua to ensure the rights of Miskitia women are respected and protected.

Case Studies