45%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$821.3 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights
7,580 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $118.3 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $106.8 M
  3. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $81.6 M
  4. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $70.0 M
  5. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $48.6 M
  6. The Atlantic Philanthropies $36.9 M
  7. The California Endowment $25.4 M
  8. Public Welfare Foundation $22.4 M
  9. NoVo Foundation $20.2 M
  10. Tides Foundation $19.7 M
  11. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $19.6 M
  12. NEO Philanthropy $19.0 M
  13. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $13.5 M
  14. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $10.6 M
  15. Carnegie Corporation of New York $9.6 M
  16. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $8.9 M
  17. Proteus Fund $8.4 M
  18. Gill Foundation $8.2 M
  19. The Oak Foundation $8.1 M
  20. Marguerite Casey Foundation $7.6 M
  21. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $7.1 M
  22. The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida $6.1 M
  23. The Kresge Foundation $5.8 M
  24. Arcus Foundation $5.1 M
  25. The James Irvine Foundation $5.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

100%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$3.4 Billion out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights
13,094 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $535.3 M
  2. Sweden $431.5 M
  3. European Union Institutions $332.2 M
  4. Norway $306.8 M
  5. Canada $255.7 M
  6. United Kingdom $172.0 M
  7. Germany $169.9 M
  8. Switzerland $152.4 M
  9. Global Fund $148.5 M
  10. Denmark $147.7 M
  11. Netherlands $124.6 M
  12. Spain $120.9 M
  13. Australia $110.5 M
  14. Belgium $79.8 M
  15. Finland $62.4 M
  16. Japan $41.6 M
  17. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $38.8 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $38.5 M
  19. Ireland $37.7 M
  20. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $25.6 M
  21. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $16.8 M
  22. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $13.9 M
  23. France $12.1 M
  24. Austria $7.0 M
  25. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $6.6 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

  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation gave to Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action in the USA to address barriers for people of color to ensure a racially just society through research, advocacy, and strategic communications.
  • The Oak Foundation supported the Center for Constitutional Rights in the USA to oppose abusive practices and ensure accountability for human rights violations occurring in the context of counter-terrorism efforts through strategic litigation, advocacy, and public mobilization.