41%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$961.0 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
7,326 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $150.9 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $102.0 M
  3. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $74.6 M
  4. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $49.2 M
  5. The Atlantic Philanthropies $49.1 M
  6. National Endowment for Democracy $44.2 M
  7. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $32.2 M
  8. The California Endowment $26.1 M
  9. Public Welfare Foundation $18.5 M
  10. NEO Philanthropy $17.9 M
  11. The JPB Foundation $15.9 M
  12. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $13.6 M
  13. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $12.7 M
  14. The Oak Foundation $12.0 M
  15. NoVo Foundation $11.8 M
  16. Marguerite Casey Foundation $11.7 M
  17. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $11.2 M
  18. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $10.7 M
  19. Freedom House $10.2 M
  20. Carnegie Corporation of New York $9.6 M
  21. Nationale Postcode Loterij $9.6 M
  22. Proteus Fund $9.4 M
  23. The James Irvine Foundation $8.8 M
  24. Foundation For The Carolinas $8.0 M
  25. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $7.8 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

100%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$3.7 Billion out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
13,721 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $498.7 M
  2. United States $451.0 M
  3. European Union Institutions $411.4 M
  4. Norway $388.6 M
  5. Canada $251.1 M
  6. Germany $192.3 M
  7. Switzerland $170.7 M
  8. Denmark $167.5 M
  9. United Kingdom $152.0 M
  10. Australia $148.7 M
  11. Netherlands $130.5 M
  12. Global Fund $120.7 M
  13. Finland $120.0 M
  14. Spain $119.5 M
  15. Belgium $76.4 M
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $36.7 M
  17. Ireland $32.1 M
  18. France $26.9 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $26.0 M
  20. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $25.9 M
  21. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $20.2 M
  22. Italy $17.5 M
  23. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $16.8 M
  24. Japan $14.6 M
  25. Korea $10.4 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.

Strategy Focus

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.