6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$167.6 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
2,411 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $32.6 M
  2. Nationale Postcode Loterij $13.9 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $13.6 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $8.0 M
  5. The Oak Foundation $7.7 M
  6. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $7.7 M
  7. Hivos $6.9 M
  8. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $5.6 M
  9. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $5.4 M
  10. Avina Americas $5.2 M
  11. Cordaid $4.0 M
  12. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.0 M
  13. American Jewish World Service $3.8 M
  14. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.7 M
  15. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.3 M
  16. Tides Foundation $3.0 M
  17. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $2.7 M
  18. The International Development Research Centre $2.4 M
  19. Fund For Global Human Rights $2.4 M
  20. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $2.2 M
  21. Mensen met een Missie $2.1 M
  22. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $2.0 M
  23. NoVo Foundation $2.0 M
  24. Brazil Human Rights Fund $1.8 M
  25. Global Greengrants Fund $1.6 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
2,508 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Spain $60.3 M
  2. European Union Institutions $53.7 M
  3. Sweden $52.2 M
  4. Germany $51.7 M
  5. United States $48.2 M
  6. Norway $42.0 M
  7. Canada $37.7 M
  8. Belgium $13.0 M
  9. Finland $12.8 M
  10. Switzerland $9.3 M
  11. Netherlands $5.9 M
  12. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $5.3 M
  13. Denmark $5.2 M
  14. Global Fund $5.0 M
  15. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $3.3 M
  16. Ireland $3.1 M
  17. Italy $2.2 M
  18. Austria $1.3 M
  19. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $1.1 M
  20. United Kingdom $1.0 M
  21. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $951.7 K
  22. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $899.6 K
  23. Luxembourg $636.4 K
  24. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $457.9 K
  25. World Health Organization (WHO) $306.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 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.