7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$163.1 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
2,365 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $31.7 M
  2. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $15.2 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $13.4 M
  4. Hivos $12.3 M
  5. The Oak Foundation $10.6 M
  6. Avina Americas $6.2 M
  7. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $5.5 M
  8. American Jewish World Service $5.2 M
  9. The International Development Research Centre $4.3 M
  10. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $4.2 M
  11. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $3.5 M
  12. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.3 M
  13. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.1 M
  14. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $2.8 M
  15. Nationale Postcode Loterij $2.6 M
  16. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $2.6 M
  17. Mensen met een Missie $2.4 M
  18. Freedom House $1.8 M
  19. National Endowment for Democracy $1.8 M
  20. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $1.7 M
  21. NoVo Foundation $1.7 M
  22. Global Greengrants Fund $1.6 M
  23. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.6 M
  24. The Christensen Fund $1.6 M
  25. The Summit Foundation $1.4 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
2,522 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Spain $66.5 M
  2. United States $60.6 M
  3. Sweden $49.3 M
  4. Germany $48.4 M
  5. Canada $46.4 M
  6. European Union Institutions $44.3 M
  7. Norway $41.2 M
  8. Global Fund $26.6 M
  9. Belgium $10.7 M
  10. Finland $9.7 M
  11. Netherlands $8.9 M
  12. Switzerland $8.5 M
  13. Denmark $4.7 M
  14. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $4.4 M
  15. Ireland $2.2 M
  16. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $2.0 M
  17. Austria $1.5 M
  18. Italy $1.4 M
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.1 M
  20. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.1 M
  21. United Kingdom $1.0 M
  22. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $562.6 K
  23. Luxembourg $427.9 K
  24. Australia $390.6 K
  25. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $320.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Issue

Issue totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to address a specific issue. In order to provide unique totals and avoid double-counting, each foundation grant has been assigned to exactly one issue category within the human rights taxonomy.

Foundation Funding by Population

Population totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to benefit a specific group. Grants may serve multiple populations and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • Instituto Betty e Jacob Lafer
    Instituto Terra, Trabalho e Cidadania (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
    Asociacion de Mujeres Indigenas de la Costa Atlantica (Nicaragua)
    To ensure the rights of Miskitia women are respected and protected.