37%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$1.0 Billion out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
6,819 Grants

Top Funders

  1. The Atlantic Philanthropies $163.0 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $77.0 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $74.0 M
  4. The California Endowment $68.8 M
  5. Foundation For The Carolinas $66.8 M
  6. NoVo Foundation $65.5 M
  7. EEA and Norway Grants $64.1 M
  8. Ford Foundation $63.0 M
  9. The Oak Foundation $25.1 M
  10. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $23.7 M
  11. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $22.3 M
  12. NEO Philanthropy $22.1 M
  13. Hivos $22.1 M
  14. American Jewish World Service $21.8 M
  15. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $17.0 M
  16. Comic Relief $13.7 M
  17. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $13.3 M
  18. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $9.4 M
  19. Fund For Global Human Rights $8.8 M
  20. Trust for London $8.6 M
  21. Public Welfare Foundation $8.4 M
  22. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $8.0 M
  23. The JPB Foundation $7.0 M
  24. Unbound Philanthropy $6.3 M
  25. Stephen Lewis Foundation $6.2 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

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$73,062,115 (7%)
764 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$11,364,706 (1%)
145 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$91,129,517 (9%)
901 Grants (13%)

Global Programs

$80,052,322 (8%)
271 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$65,113,083 (6%)
1,030 Grants (15%)

Middle East & North Africa

$31,256,298 (3%)
297 Grants (4%)

North America

$498,285,413 (49%)
2,079 Grants (30%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$104,020,823 (10%)
1,009 Grants (15%)

Western Europe

$114,289,895 (11%)
532 Grants (8%)

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.