37%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$893.8 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
10,205 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Oak Foundation $90.6 M
  2. Tides Foundation $67.3 M
  3. Ford Foundation $59.7 M
  4. NoVo Foundation $59.2 M
  5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $34.3 M
  6. National Endowment for Democracy $32.5 M
  7. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $25.7 M
  8. NEO Philanthropy $19.7 M
  9. Comic Relief $19.6 M
  10. Human Dignity Foundation $19.0 M
  11. Foundation For The Carolinas $17.7 M
  12. Big Lottery Fund $16.9 M
  13. Foundation to Promote Open Society $16.2 M
  14. EEA and Norway Grants $16.1 M
  15. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $15.9 M
  16. The California Endowment $14.7 M
  17. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $13.3 M
  18. American Jewish World Service $12.0 M
  19. Freedom House $11.8 M
  20. The Tudor Trust $11.7 M
  21. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $11.2 M
  22. Foundation for a Just Society $10.3 M
  23. The Atlantic Philanthropies $9.9 M
  24. International Development Research Centre $9.5 M
  25. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $8.9 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

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$89,514,471 (10%)
1,344 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$10,072,819 (1%)
161 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$49,502,984 (6%)
966 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$94,552,790 (11%)
486 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$65,715,048 (7%)
1,468 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$39,590,493 (4%)
447 Grants (4%)

North America

$330,242,781 (37%)
3,048 Grants (30%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$143,332,120 (16%)
1,589 Grants (16%)

Western Europe

$101,803,558 (11%)
827 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

  • NoVo Foundation supported the National Domestic Workers Alliance in the United States to develop the political, economic, and cultural power and leadership of low-income women of color, domestic and care workers, and immigrant women.
  • Oak Foundation gave core support to Promundo in the United States to engage men and boys, together with women and girls, to promote gender equity, improve health, and end violence against women and children in Brazil, Uganda, Moldova, Bulgaria, and Latvia