11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$258.0 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
1,739 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $72.5 M
  2. The Atlantic Philanthropies $44.0 M
  3. Fundación ONCE $16.7 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $16.3 M
  5. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $14.4 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $14.1 M
  7. The Henry Smith Charity $11.7 M
  8. Comic Relief UK $10.5 M
  9. Trust for London $10.3 M
  10. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $5.1 M
  11. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $4.2 M
  12. Wikimedia Foundation $4.0 M
  13. The Northern Rock Foundation $3.5 M
  14. Unbound Philanthropy $2.9 M
  15. The City Bridge Trust $2.2 M
  16. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $2.0 M
  17. Ford Foundation $1.8 M
  18. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $1.5 M
  19. Hivos $1.5 M
  20. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $1.3 M
  21. National Endowment for Democracy $1.2 M
  22. The Legal Education Foundation $1.1 M
  23. EEA and Norway Grants $1.0 M
  24. Cordaid $958.6 K
  25. Tides Foundation $896.2 K
  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

  • Comic Relief UK supported Spirit Advocacy in the United Kingdom to empower older people with mental health problems across the Highlands of Scotland to reduce stigma and discrimination and to influence policy and improve services.
  • Oak Foundation supported Norwegian Helsinki Committee in Norway to gather, systematize, analyze and make accessible materials documenting gross human rights violations in the North Caucasus.