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

6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$167.6 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $32.59 M
  2. Nationale Postcode Loterij $13.94 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $13.59 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $8.03 M
  5. The Oak Foundation $7.75 M
  6. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $7.67 M
  7. Hivos $6.89 M
  8. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $5.56 M
  9. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $5.40 M
  10. Avina Americas $5.19 M
  11. Cordaid $3.98 M
  12. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $3.96 M
  13. American Jewish World Service $3.76 M
  14. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.72 M
  15. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.30 M
  16. Tides Foundation $2.98 M
  17. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $2.73 M
  18. The International Development Research Centre $2.44 M
  19. Fund For Global Human Rights $2.35 M
  20. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $2.19 M
  21. Mensen met een Missie $2.14 M
  22. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $2.03 M
  23. NoVo Foundation $1.97 M
  24. Brazil Human Rights Fund $1.82 M
  25. Global Greengrants Fund $1.64 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

11%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$418.2 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Spain $60.32 M
  2. European Union Institutions $53.71 M
  3. Sweden $52.18 M
  4. Germany $51.67 M
  5. United States $48.23 M
  6. Norway $41.99 M
  7. Canada $37.74 M
  8. Belgium $12.96 M
  9. Finland $12.77 M
  10. Switzerland $9.32 M
  11. Netherlands $5.95 M
  12. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $5.33 M
  13. Denmark $5.21 M
  14. Global Fund $4.98 M
  15. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $3.34 M
  16. Ireland $3.09 M
  17. Italy $2.21 M
  18. Austria $1.32 M
  19. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $1.13 M
  20. United Kingdom $1.01 M
  21. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $0.95 M
  22. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.90 M
  23. Luxembourg $0.64 M
  24. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $0.46 M
  25. World Health Organization (WHO) $0.31 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Human Rights, General

$25,238,912 (15%)
92 Grants (4%)

Environmental and Resource Rights

$21,796,478 (13%)
601 Grants (25%)

Civic and Political Participation

$15,539,566 (9%)
115 Grants (5%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$38,734,176 (23%)
911 Grants (38%)

Indigenous Peoples

$28,386,301 (17%)
607 Grants (25%)

Children & Youth

$14,949,066 (9%)
484 Grants (20%)

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

$65,113,083 (39%)
1,030 Grants (43%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$27,801,497 (17%)
395 Grants (16%)

Research and Documentation

$25,588,705 (15%)
289 Grants (12%)

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