North America

Canada, United States

Issue Focus

Health and Well-being Rights

$136,153,485 (13%)
820 Grants (10%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$134,670,357 (13%)
1,592 Grants (19%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$116,715,023 (11%)
776 Grants (9%)

Population Focus

Children & Youth

$198,792,954 (20%)
1,603 Grants (19%)

Women & Girls

$180,013,411 (18%)
1,434 Grants (17%)

Migrants & Refugees

$155,169,408 (15%)
1,293 Grants (15%)

Population Focus includes funding explicitly targeted to benefit specific groups and only illustrates those accounting for the largest shares of grant dollars or grants. See Methodology for details on how regional focus and population focus were determined and limitations.

Strategy Focus

Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

$330,242,781 (32%)
3,048 Grants (36%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$135,122,177 (13%)
783 Grants (9%)

Coalition-building and Collaboration

$73,982,478 (7%)
725 Grants (9%)

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • Omidyar Network Fund gave a general support grant to Sunlight Foundation in the USA for its work to make government transparent and accountable through data, tools, policy and journalism.
  • The California Endowment supported PolicyLink in the USA for advocacy, coalition-building, and technical assistance to advance policies that create healthy neighborhood environments and improve the health of boys and men of color in California.

Case Studies