Western Europe

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$110.3 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Comic Relief UK $19.23 M
  2. The Atlantic Philanthropies $16.74 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $9.12 M
  4. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation $7.07 M
  5. Trust for London $6.29 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $5.73 M
  7. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.84 M
  8. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $4.33 M
  9. Human Dignity Foundation $3.24 M
  10. Wikimedia Foundation $3.24 M
  11. The Henry Smith Charity $3.10 M
  12. Anonymous $2.59 M
  13. American Jewish World Service $2.50 M
  14. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $2.21 M
  15. Unbound Philanthropy $2.06 M
  16. Freedom House $1.38 M
  17. The Pilgrim Trust $1.37 M
  18. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.35 M
  19. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $1.33 M
  20. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.29 M
  21. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK) $1.16 M
  22. The Northern Rock Foundation $0.92 M
  23. A B Charitable Trust $0.70 M
  24. Bodossaki Foundation $0.52 M
  25. The Nduna Foundation $0.50 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$26,101,101 (24%)
224 Grants (19%)

Freedom from Violence

$21,619,993 (20%)
172 Grants (15%)

Human Rights, General

$14,288,295 (13%)
217 Grants (19%)

Population Focus

Children & Youth

$28,677,318 (26%)
216 Grants (19%)

Crime or Abuse Victims

$25,511,097 (23%)
218 Grants (19%)

Economically Disadvantaged

$25,312,414 (23%)
185 Grants (16%)

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

  • Atlantic Philanthropies supported Free Legal Advice Centres in Republic of Ireland to improve access to justice for vulnerable people through advocating for policy reform and addressing unmet needs for legal advice.
  • Global Dialogue supported Equality and Diversity Forum in the United Kingdom to develop messaging to improve public attitudes toward human rights.

Case Studies