13%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$345.0 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
1,894 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Nationale Postcode Loterij $91.0 M
  2. The Atlantic Philanthropies $72.9 M
  3. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $26.4 M
  4. Comic Relief $23.1 M
  5. EEA and Norway Grants $19.7 M
  6. Fundación ONCE $12.4 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $12.3 M
  8. Trust for London $10.3 M
  9. The City Bridge Trust $7.1 M
  10. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $5.4 M
  11. Open Society Foundations $5.0 M
  12. Wikimedia Foundation $4.7 M
  13. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $4.7 M
  14. Bodossaki Foundation $4.5 M
  15. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.2 M
  16. Foundation Open Society Institute - Switzerland $4.2 M
  17. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.5 M
  18. Unbound Philanthropy $3.2 M
  19. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $2.7 M
  20. Nuffield Foundation $2.7 M
  21. The Legal Education Foundation $1.9 M
  22. Freedom House $1.7 M
  23. National Endowment for Democracy $1.4 M
  24. Stop AIDS Now $1.3 M
  25. Hivos $1.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

100%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$3.8 Billion out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
14,941 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $587.6 M
  2. European Union Institutions $372.2 M
  3. Norway $372.1 M
  4. United States $363.5 M
  5. Canada $277.5 M
  6. United Kingdom $228.9 M
  7. Switzerland $206.4 M
  8. Germany $202.7 M
  9. Denmark $144.5 M
  10. Netherlands $141.2 M
  11. Finland $136.8 M
  12. Australia $135.4 M
  13. Global Fund $123.8 M
  14. Spain $96.6 M
  15. Belgium $88.6 M
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $55.1 M
  17. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $32.3 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $28.8 M
  19. Italy $28.3 M
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $26.1 M
  21. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $25.9 M
  22. Japan $25.7 M
  23. Ireland $23.6 M
  24. France $19.4 M
  25. Korea $7.3 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.

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.