6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$104.6 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights
902 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Anonymous $23.1 M
  2. The Atlantic Philanthropies $17.1 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $9.3 M
  4. The Oak Foundation $8.2 M
  5. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $7.5 M
  6. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $4.0 M
  7. Trust for London $3.9 M
  8. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.9 M
  9. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $3.5 M
  10. The Henry Smith Charity $2.7 M
  11. National Endowment for Democracy $2.0 M
  12. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.4 M
  13. King Baudouin Foundation $1.2 M
  14. Hivos $1.1 M
  15. The Northern Rock Foundation $1.1 M
  16. Cordaid $1.1 M
  17. Freedom House $1.0 M
  18. Ford Foundation $1.0 M
  19. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $1.0 M
  20. Google.org $1.0 M
  21. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $950.0 K
  22. Unbound Philanthropy $898.8 K
  23. Anonymous $836.6 K
  24. The LankellyChase Foundation $820.2 K
  25. The Rockefeller Foundation $548.6 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

100%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$3.5 Billion out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights
13,801 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $501.5 M
  2. European Union Institutions $428.4 M
  3. Sweden $356.0 M
  4. Norway $316.7 M
  5. Spain $284.0 M
  6. Canada $270.7 M
  7. Denmark $153.3 M
  8. Switzerland $149.3 M
  9. Ireland $139.7 M
  10. Global Fund $133.8 M
  11. Netherlands $129.1 M
  12. United Kingdom $116.7 M
  13. Germany $114.5 M
  14. Australia $55.2 M
  15. Finland $53.1 M
  16. Asian Development Bank Special Funds $38.7 M
  17. Belgium $37.3 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $34.9 M
  19. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $34.1 M
  20. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $28.1 M
  21. International Development Association $27.4 M
  22. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $19.5 M
  23. Japan $17.9 M
  24. Italy $16.9 M
  25. France $9.3 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.

Sample Grants

  • The Sigrid Rausing Trust gave to European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Germany to support the Center's engagement in strategic litigation in European courts to hold state and non-state actors accountable for human rights abuses.
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies gave to Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in Northern Ireland to protect and promote human rights by enabling the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to develop a human rights education and training programme for the Civil Service.