North America

Canada, United States

Issue Focus

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$124,252,018 (13%)
1,354 Grants (18%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$111,136,566 (12%)
693 Grants (9%)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

$101,688,863 (11%)
355 Grants (5%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$173,601,738 (18%)
1,146 Grants (16%)

Children & Youth

$163,366,938 (17%)
1,325 Grants (18%)

Migrants & Refugees

$161,923,863 (17%)
1,430 Grants (20%)

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

$314,907,062 (33%)
1,791 Grants (24%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$158,376,292 (16%)
770 Grants (11%)

Research and Documentation

$117,715,774 (12%)
651 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