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

11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$258 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $72.53 M
  2. The Atlantic Philanthropies $44.03 M
  3. Fundación ONCE $16.71 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $16.30 M
  5. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $14.35 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $14.08 M
  7. The Henry Smith Charity $11.74 M
  8. Comic Relief UK $10.51 M
  9. Trust for London $10.26 M
  10. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $5.09 M
  11. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $4.17 M
  12. Wikimedia Foundation $4.01 M
  13. The Northern Rock Foundation $3.48 M
  14. Unbound Philanthropy $2.93 M
  15. The City Bridge Trust $2.23 M
  16. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $1.99 M
  17. Ford Foundation $1.83 M
  18. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $1.53 M
  19. Hivos $1.46 M
  20. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $1.30 M
  21. National Endowment for Democracy $1.18 M
  22. The Legal Education Foundation $1.07 M
  23. EEA and Norway Grants $1.03 M
  24. Cordaid $0.96 M
  25. Tides Foundation $0.90 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$70,401,046 (27%)
517 Grants (30%)

Human Rights, General

$54,846,343 (21%)
90 Grants (5%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$28,992,554 (11%)
245 Grants (14%)

Population Focus

Children & Youth

$61,884,098 (24%)
359 Grants (21%)

Migrants & Refugees

$41,802,748 (16%)
404 Grants (23%)

People with Disabilities

$34,145,853 (13%)
381 Grants (22%)

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

Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

$62,780,606 (24%)
285 Grants (16%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$25,246,198 (10%)
153 Grants (9%)

Research and Documentation

$16,080,748 (6%)
145 Grants (8%)

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.

Case Studies