44%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$745.8 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
6,358 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $87.7 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $70.0 M
  3. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $55.2 M
  4. Arcus Foundation $34.5 M
  5. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $24.6 M
  6. The California Endowment $20.7 M
  7. Freedom House $19.1 M
  8. Public Welfare Foundation $18.5 M
  9. The Atlantic Philanthropies $15.6 M
  10. Public Interest Projects $14.6 M
  11. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $13.8 M
  12. Marguerite Casey Foundation $13.0 M
  13. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $12.6 M
  14. The Colorado Trust $10.9 M
  15. Tides Foundation $9.8 M
  16. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $9.6 M
  17. The Kresge Foundation $8.9 M
  18. The Wal-Mart Foundation $8.3 M
  19. NoVo Foundation $8.0 M
  20. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $7.8 M
  21. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $7.8 M
  22. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $7.5 M
  23. Carnegie Corporation of New York $6.9 M
  24. Proteus Fund $6.9 M
  25. The Gill Foundation $6.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

100%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$3.5 Billion out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
13,801 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $501.5 M
  2. European Union Institutions $428.4 M
  3. Sweden $356.0 M
  4. Norway $316.7 M
  5. Spain $284.0 M
  6. Canada $270.7 M
  7. Denmark $153.3 M
  8. Switzerland $149.3 M
  9. Ireland $139.7 M
  10. Global Fund $133.8 M
  11. Netherlands $129.1 M
  12. United Kingdom $116.7 M
  13. Germany $114.5 M
  14. Australia $55.2 M
  15. Finland $53.1 M
  16. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $38.7 M
  17. Belgium $37.3 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $34.9 M
  19. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $34.1 M
  20. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $28.1 M
  21. International Development Association $27.4 M
  22. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $19.5 M
  23. Japan $17.9 M
  24. Italy $16.9 M
  25. France $9.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Population Focus

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.

Sample Grants

  • The Oak Foundation gave to Womens Community Revitalization Project in USA to increase the availability of affordable housing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation gave to American Civil Liberties Union Foundation in the USA for the Reproductive Freedom Project's efforts to protect and expand access to abortion and advance comprehensive sex education.