46%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$1.2 Billion out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
7,304 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $126.6 M
  2. The California Endowment $124.0 M
  3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $112.9 M
  4. Foundation For The Carolinas $72.5 M
  5. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $70.3 M
  6. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $60.1 M
  7. Open Society Foundations $49.3 M
  8. NoVo Foundation $44.6 M
  9. The JPB Foundation $31.4 M
  10. The Oak Foundation $25.4 M
  11. NEO Philanthropy $23.5 M
  12. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $21.9 M
  13. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $21.2 M
  14. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $20.7 M
  15. Public Welfare Foundation $17.5 M
  16. Carnegie Corporation of New York $15.1 M
  17. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $14.1 M
  18. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $14.0 M
  19. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $11.7 M
  20. The James Irvine Foundation $11.0 M
  21. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $10.5 M
  22. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $10.5 M
  23. The Wal-Mart Foundation $10.4 M
  24. Marguerite Casey Foundation $10.1 M
  25. Arcus Foundation $9.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

100%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$3.8 Billion out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
14,941 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $587.6 M
  2. European Union Institutions $372.2 M
  3. Norway $372.1 M
  4. United States $363.5 M
  5. Canada $277.5 M
  6. United Kingdom $228.9 M
  7. Switzerland $206.4 M
  8. Germany $202.7 M
  9. Denmark $144.5 M
  10. Netherlands $141.2 M
  11. Finland $136.8 M
  12. Australia $135.4 M
  13. Global Fund $123.8 M
  14. Spain $96.6 M
  15. Belgium $88.6 M
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $55.1 M
  17. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $32.3 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $28.8 M
  19. Italy $28.3 M
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $26.1 M
  21. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $25.9 M
  22. Japan $25.7 M
  23. Ireland $23.6 M
  24. France $19.4 M
  25. Korea $7.3 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.

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.