42%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$1.0 Billion out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
8,379 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $107.2 M
  2. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $81.9 M
  3. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $47.0 M
  4. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $45.8 M
  5. NoVo Foundation $42.0 M
  6. Tides Foundation $40.1 M
  7. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $31.7 M
  8. Foundation For The Carolinas $29.5 M
  9. The California Endowment $21.1 M
  10. NEO Philanthropy $19.5 M
  11. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $18.0 M
  12. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $17.4 M
  13. Public Welfare Foundation $16.8 M
  14. Foundation to Promote Open Society $16.2 M
  15. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $16.1 M
  16. GE Foundation $15.3 M
  17. Carnegie Corporation of New York $14.7 M
  18. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $13.0 M
  19. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $12.5 M
  20. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $11.7 M
  21. The James Irvine Foundation $11.5 M
  22. Arcus Foundation $11.4 M
  23. Oak Foundation $10.8 M
  24. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $10.6 M
  25. The Pershing Square Foundation $10.0 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
15,293 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $416.6 M
  2. European Union Institutions $401.2 M
  3. United States $372.6 M
  4. United Kingdom $305.9 M
  5. Norway $279.2 M
  6. Italy $258.8 M
  7. Canada $256.6 M
  8. Denmark $160.9 M
  9. Germany $159.8 M
  10. Australia $128.6 M
  11. Finland $122.8 M
  12. Switzerland $119.8 M
  13. Netherlands $118.4 M
  14. Global Fund $95.0 M
  15. Belgium $87.5 M
  16. Spain $82.5 M
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $66.5 M
  18. Ireland $32.0 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $28.7 M
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $27.9 M
  21. International Labour Organisation $26.5 M
  22. Japan $25.2 M
  23. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $23.8 M
  24. France $20.4 M
  25. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $10.6 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.

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

  • GE Foundation supported the University of New Mexico in the United States to expand its programming to improve community healthcare outcomes by using a delivery model that increases access to high-quality care in medically underserved areas.
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies gave core support to Equal Justice USA in the United States to strengthen death penalty repeal and reform campaigns by providing strategic assistance in policy, organizing, and communications work.