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

7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$119.7 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $24.18 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $19.00 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $10.42 M
  4. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $9.98 M
  5. Hivos $5.53 M
  6. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $5.51 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $4.41 M
  8. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $3.85 M
  9. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $3.73 M
  10. Anonymous $2.50 M
  11. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.34 M
  12. American Jewish World Service $2.33 M
  13. Mensen met een Missie $2.26 M
  14. Cordaid $1.77 M
  15. The Global Fund for Women $1.71 M
  16. Global Greengrants Fund $1.30 M
  17. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.25 M
  18. Mama Cash $1.07 M
  19. Tides Foundation $1.07 M
  20. Semillas $0.84 M
  21. Front Line- The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders $0.82 M
  22. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $0.80 M
  23. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $0.79 M
  24. Disability Rights Fund $0.63 M
  25. The Tinker Foundation $0.60 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

13%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$459.2 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Spain $152.92 M
  2. United States $44.83 M
  3. Canada $43.73 M
  4. Germany $37.56 M
  5. European Union Institutions $35.60 M
  6. Sweden $35.06 M
  7. Norway $34.48 M
  8. Global Fund $14.60 M
  9. Netherlands $11.64 M
  10. Ireland $10.39 M
  11. Finland $7.31 M
  12. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $6.65 M
  13. Denmark $6.40 M
  14. Belgium $5.78 M
  15. Switzerland $2.58 M
  16. Italy $2.36 M
  17. Austria $1.84 M
  18. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $1.56 M
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.46 M
  20. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.95 M
  21. United Kingdom $0.45 M
  22. Luxembourg $0.32 M
  23. Australia $0.24 M
  24. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $0.22 M
  25. Japan $0.21 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$32,163,389 (27%)
426 Grants (22%)

Human Rights, General

$22,577,126 (19%)
356 Grants (19%)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

$18,721,405 (16%)
129 Grants (7%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$36,280,124 (30%)
696 Grants (36%)

Economically Disadvantaged

$36,028,971 (30%)
389 Grants (20%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$33,756,787 (28%)
454 Grants (24%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • Mama Cash gave to OrganizaciĆ³n de Transexuales por la Dignidad de la Diversidad in Chile to build a visible trans movement in Chile by supporting trans people to advocate for their rights with the government, local authorities and service providers.
  • Brazil Human Rights Fund gave to Human Rights Defenders Institute in Brazil to provide legal assistance to residents of slums and peripheral communities in Rio de Janeiro in which Pacification Police Units have been or are being deployed.

Case Studies