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

$132.4 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $28.95 M
  2. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $13.68 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $11.93 M
  4. National Endowment for Democracy $10.02 M
  5. Hivos $6.21 M
  6. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $6.08 M
  7. American Jewish World Service $5.27 M
  8. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.80 M
  9. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $3.69 M
  10. The Oak Foundation $3.65 M
  11. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $3.43 M
  12. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $3.41 M
  13. The Summit Foundation $2.67 M
  14. Comic Relief UK $2.59 M
  15. Mama Cash $2.50 M
  16. Mensen met een Missie $2.47 M
  17. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.81 M
  18. Freedom House $1.51 M
  19. The Global Fund for Women $1.49 M
  20. Global Greengrants Fund $1.15 M
  21. Tides Foundation $1.04 M
  22. Cordaid $0.96 M
  23. Moriah Fund $0.80 M
  24. The Tinker Foundation $0.77 M
  25. Anonymous $0.77 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

12%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$412 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Spain $73.71 M
  2. United States $63.82 M
  3. Canada $47.63 M
  4. Germany $42.85 M
  5. Sweden $37.34 M
  6. European Union Institutions $37.23 M
  7. Norway $36.87 M
  8. Global Fund $25.43 M
  9. Belgium $8.27 M
  10. Netherlands $7.85 M
  11. Finland $6.84 M
  12. Switzerland $4.81 M
  13. Denmark $4.31 M
  14. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $2.90 M
  15. Austria $2.10 M
  16. Ireland $1.96 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.76 M
  18. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.26 M
  19. Italy $1.06 M
  20. United Kingdom $0.90 M
  21. Luxembourg $0.79 M
  22. Australia $0.79 M
  23. Global Environment Facility $0.69 M
  24. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $0.58 M
  25. Korea $0.15 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

$24,524,253 (19%)
150 Grants (8%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$22,928,013 (17%)
310 Grants (16%)

Environmental and Resource Rights

$18,472,105 (14%)
429 Grants (23%)

Population Focus

Economically Disadvantaged

$57,163,073 (43%)
499 Grants (26%)

Women & Girls

$50,961,193 (38%)
699 Grants (37%)

Indigenous Peoples

$32,228,328 (24%)
477 Grants (25%)

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

  • Semillas supported Mariposas Tlahuicas in Mexico to train a theater group about sexual and reproductive rights and design a play about abortion to be performed in schools, town halls, and other public forums.
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust gave to Dejusticia in Colombia for general support of its research, advocacy, strategic litigation, and training activities to advance debates on law, institutions, and public policy and promote social inclusion, democracy, the rule of law, and human rights in Colombia, Latin America, and worldwide.

Case Studies