5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$115.0 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
2,488 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $20.4 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $9.4 M
  3. Oak Foundation $7.4 M
  4. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $5.6 M
  5. NoVo Foundation $5.3 M
  6. Foundation to Promote Open Society $4.7 M
  7. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $4.6 M
  8. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.2 M
  9. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $4.1 M
  10. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $4.0 M
  11. International Community Foundation $3.3 M
  12. Tides Foundation $3.0 M
  13. Hivos $2.6 M
  14. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $2.5 M
  15. Global Greengrants Fund $2.3 M
  16. American Jewish World Service $2.2 M
  17. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.1 M
  18. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $1.9 M
  19. The Summit Foundation $1.8 M
  20. Avina Americas $1.7 M
  21. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.7 M
  22. Cordaid $1.5 M
  23. Freedom House $1.4 M
  24. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.3 M
  25. International Development Research Centre $1.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

9%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$347.4 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
2,507 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $66.8 M
  2. Spain $45.3 M
  3. Sweden $40.6 M
  4. European Union Institutions $34.2 M
  5. Germany $32.1 M
  6. Norway $28.5 M
  7. Canada $23.4 M
  8. Switzerland $11.0 M
  9. Belgium $10.4 M
  10. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $9.4 M
  11. Denmark $9.2 M
  12. Finland $6.6 M
  13. Netherlands $6.1 M
  14. United Kingdom $5.1 M
  15. Inter-American Development Bank $3.4 M
  16. Ireland $2.6 M
  17. Italy $2.5 M
  18. Global Fund $2.5 M
  19. International Labour Organisation $1.3 M
  20. World Health Organization (WHO) $1.3 M
  21. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.2 M
  22. Austria $906.6 K
  23. Korea $684.6 K
  24. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $563.8 K
  25. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $561.0 K
  26. M = Millions

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

  • Mensen met een Missie
    Corporacion Amiga Joven (Colombia)
    For the Escuela Popular project, which provides sociopolitical gender training for young women.
  • International Development Research Centre
    Fundacion Universidad de San Andres (Argentina)
    To study private sector efforts to promote better compliance with anticorruption laws in Latin America.