26%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$620.6 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
4,767 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $151.7 M
  2. The Atlantic Philanthropies $89.6 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $81.3 M
  4. The Oak Foundation $30.6 M
  5. National Endowment for Democracy $26.2 M
  6. Comic Relief UK $17.3 M
  7. The California Endowment $15.1 M
  8. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $13.0 M
  9. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $12.1 M
  10. EEA and Norway Grants $11.8 M
  11. Public Welfare Foundation $10.7 M
  12. American Jewish World Service $10.1 M
  13. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $9.1 M
  14. NoVo Foundation $9.0 M
  15. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $8.8 M
  16. Carnegie Corporation of New York $7.6 M
  17. Foundation For The Carolinas $7.1 M
  18. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $6.4 M
  19. Tides Foundation $5.4 M
  20. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $4.9 M
  21. NEO Philanthropy $4.4 M
  22. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.3 M
  23. Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation $4.2 M
  24. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $4.2 M
  25. Foundation for a Just Society $4.1 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
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

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$42,549,400 (7%)
486 Grants (10%)

Caribbean

$4,885,520 (1%)
58 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$29,884,156 (5%)
527 Grants (11%)

Global Programs

$64,548,134 (10%)
314 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$46,345,003 (7%)
573 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$13,800,611 (2%)
155 Grants (3%)

North America

$314,907,062 (51%)
1,791 Grants (38%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$62,588,457 (10%)
703 Grants (15%)

Western Europe

$62,780,606 (10%)
285 Grants (6%)

Regional focus includes grants going directly to recipients in the region specified and to recipients located in other regions for activities focused on the region specified.

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.

Sample Grants

  • The California Endowment supported First Media Services in the USA for its Health Happens with Prevention Education and Enrollment Media Campaign to create a supportive environment for the Affordable Care Act's successful implementation throughout California.
  • Fondo de Mujeres Bolivia-Apthapi Jopueti supported Asociacion de Colectivos TLGB del Departamento de La Paz in Bolivia to mobilize and advocate for public policies against homo-, lesbi-, trans- and bi-phobia in defense of sexual orientation and gender identity.