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

$163.1 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $31.71 M
  2. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $15.19 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $13.35 M
  4. Hivos $12.27 M
  5. The Oak Foundation $10.65 M
  6. Avina Americas $6.22 M
  7. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $5.46 M
  8. American Jewish World Service $5.19 M
  9. The International Development Research Centre $4.26 M
  10. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $4.20 M
  11. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $3.49 M
  12. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.27 M
  13. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.11 M
  14. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $2.81 M
  15. Nationale Postcode Loterij $2.63 M
  16. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $2.56 M
  17. Mensen met een Missie $2.41 M
  18. Freedom House $1.83 M
  19. National Endowment for Democracy $1.81 M
  20. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $1.67 M
  21. NoVo Foundation $1.66 M
  22. Global Greengrants Fund $1.65 M
  23. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.65 M
  24. The Christensen Fund $1.56 M
  25. The Summit Foundation $1.39 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

12%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$442.9 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Spain $66.53 M
  2. United States $60.62 M
  3. Sweden $49.30 M
  4. Germany $48.41 M
  5. Canada $46.44 M
  6. European Union Institutions $44.27 M
  7. Norway $41.16 M
  8. Global Fund $26.63 M
  9. Belgium $10.71 M
  10. Finland $9.71 M
  11. Netherlands $8.87 M
  12. Switzerland $8.50 M
  13. Denmark $4.69 M
  14. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $4.38 M
  15. Ireland $2.25 M
  16. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $2.04 M
  17. Austria $1.47 M
  18. Italy $1.37 M
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.07 M
  20. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.05 M
  21. United Kingdom $1.01 M
  22. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $0.56 M
  23. Luxembourg $0.43 M
  24. Australia $0.39 M
  25. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $0.32 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Environmental and Resource Rights

$24,514,557 (15%)
612 Grants (26%)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

$24,371,648 (15%)
179 Grants (8%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$16,878,068 (10%)
299 Grants (13%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$55,881,830 (34%)
979 Grants (41%)

Indigenous Peoples

$34,239,350 (21%)
689 Grants (29%)

Children & Youth

$19,846,903 (12%)
488 Grants (21%)

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

$46,345,003 (28%)
573 Grants (24%)

Research and Documentation

$33,830,143 (21%)
319 Grants (13%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$30,523,451 (19%)
490 Grants (21%)

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