5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$77.9 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
815 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $29.8 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $17.5 M
  3. Ford Foundation $5.5 M
  4. Bloomberg Philanthropies $3.8 M
  5. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.2 M
  6. New Israel Fund $2.8 M
  7. The Global Fund for Women $1.5 M
  8. Hivos $1.1 M
  9. The Oak Foundation $1.0 M
  10. Human Dignity Foundation $900.0 K
  11. Fund For Global Human Rights $840.4 K
  12. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $825.0 K
  13. Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders $732.7 K
  14. Arab Human Rights Fund $603.0 K
  15. Cordaid $557.7 K
  16. Anonymous $529.7 K
  17. Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund $385.0 K
  18. Strategic Fund for Turkey $360.1 K
  19. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $355.0 K
  20. NoVo Foundation $350.0 K
  21. Mama Cash $334.6 K
  22. Freedom House $298.0 K
  23. Anonymous $278.9 K
  24. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $277.0 K
  25. Klarman Family Foundation $275.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

13%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$453.8 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
1,389 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $119.6 M
  2. United States $108.1 M
  3. Sweden $43.7 M
  4. Spain $29.7 M
  5. Norway $28.2 M
  6. United Kingdom $24.7 M
  7. Denmark $21.7 M
  8. Canada $21.4 M
  9. Ireland $12.9 M
  10. Netherlands $9.8 M
  11. Germany $6.6 M
  12. Switzerland $6.6 M
  13. OPEC Fund for International Development $4.1 M
  14. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $3.5 M
  15. Italy $2.6 M
  16. Finland $2.2 M
  17. Belgium $1.9 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.6 M
  19. Australia $1.5 M
  20. France $883.9 K
  21. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $663.1 K
  22. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $580.0 K
  23. Austria $403.8 K
  24. Japan $387.2 K
  25. Iceland $279.6 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2011 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.

Sample Grants

  • Global Dialogue
    Multecilerle Dayanisma Dernegi (Turkey)
    To advocate for refugee rights, raise awareness about the situation of refugees, provide financial and legal support, and help refugees access health services.
  • HIVOS
    MidEast Youth
    To support their innovative use of social media to promote access to information and free speech and expression, especially focusing on the lack of rights of marginalized communities in the Middle East.