12%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$286.0 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
2,121 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Big Lottery Fund $55.1 M
  2. Nationale Postcode Loterij $46.2 M
  3. Comic Relief $38.3 M
  4. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $16.8 M
  5. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $16.1 M
  6. Oak Foundation $15.0 M
  7. The Tudor Trust $14.2 M
  8. Bridge House Estates $8.5 M
  9. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $7.4 M
  10. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $6.8 M
  11. The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress $5.3 M
  12. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.6 M
  13. Wikimedia Foundation $4.3 M
  14. The Barrow Cadbury Trust $4.3 M
  15. Unbound Philanthropy $3.4 M
  16. National Endowment for Democracy $3.2 M
  17. Bodossaki Foundation $3.0 M
  18. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $3.0 M
  19. EEA and Norway Grants $2.8 M
  20. Human Dignity Foundation $2.5 M
  21. Carnegie Corporation of New York $2.5 M
  22. Tides Foundation $2.1 M
  23. Freedom House $2.0 M
  24. Stop AIDS Now $1.6 M
  25. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.3 M
  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
15,293 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $416.6 M
  2. European Union Institutions $401.2 M
  3. United States $372.6 M
  4. United Kingdom $305.9 M
  5. Norway $279.2 M
  6. Italy $258.8 M
  7. Canada $256.6 M
  8. Denmark $160.9 M
  9. Germany $159.8 M
  10. Australia $128.6 M
  11. Finland $122.8 M
  12. Switzerland $119.8 M
  13. Netherlands $118.4 M
  14. Global Fund $95.0 M
  15. Belgium $87.5 M
  16. Spain $82.5 M
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $66.5 M
  18. Ireland $32.0 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $28.7 M
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $27.9 M
  21. International Labour Organisation $26.5 M
  22. Japan $25.2 M
  23. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $23.8 M
  24. France $20.4 M
  25. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $10.6 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

  • Calala Fondo de Mujeres supported Asociación de Mujeres de Guatemala in Spain with a scholarship for the participation of Colombian women in exile.
  • King Baudouin Foundation supported the L'essentiel Residential Center which aims to integrate disabled adults into an intergenerational community-based setting.