3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$55.9 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
834 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $12.7 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $7.7 M
  3. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $4.9 M
  4. Ford Foundation $4.0 M
  5. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.9 M
  6. The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation $2.9 M
  7. New Israel Fund $2.7 M
  8. Nationale Postcode Loterij $2.3 M
  9. The Oak Foundation $2.0 M
  10. Hivos $1.7 M
  11. Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders $1.4 M
  12. The Global Fund for Women $1.3 M
  13. Anonymous $1.3 M
  14. Sabanci Foundation $1.1 M
  15. Arab Human Rights Fund $989.6 K
  16. King Baudouin Foundation United States $695.1 K
  17. Fund For Global Human Rights $599.7 K
  18. Freedom House $550.6 K
  19. Humanity United $504.2 K
  20. Foundation for the Future $433.0 K
  21. NoVo Foundation $350.0 K
  22. Global Dialogue $344.7 K
  23. Tides Foundation $275.6 K
  24. The Jay and Jean Schottenstein Foundation $275.0 K
  25. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $265.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

11%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$380.1 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights
1,281 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $119.1 M
  2. European Union Institutions $53.1 M
  3. Sweden $44.9 M
  4. Japan $28.4 M
  5. Norway $23.0 M
  6. Canada $20.7 M
  7. Denmark $16.9 M
  8. Switzerland $15.5 M
  9. Germany $12.5 M
  10. Australia $9.1 M
  11. Netherlands $7.6 M
  12. Spain $6.1 M
  13. Belgium $6.0 M
  14. United Kingdom $4.4 M
  15. Finland $4.3 M
  16. Ireland $2.4 M
  17. Italy $1.8 M
  18. Global Environment Facility $1.4 M
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $955.3 K
  20. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $605.1 K
  21. France $566.3 K
  22. OPEC Fund for International Development $210.4 K
  23. Korea $161.9 K
  24. Iceland $155.4 K
  25. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $65.5 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2012 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

  • Arab Human Rights Fund
    Arab Network for Human Rights and Citizenship Education (Jordan)
    For promoting and integrating human rights values, non-discrimination, and peaceful conflict resolution into educational programs in Jordan and Lebanon.
  • Mama Cash
    Women?s Security Index Coalition (Israel)
    To advocate for an understanding of security that accounts for safety and freedom for women from all forms of violence and replace the Israeli State?s militarized definition.