3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$79.8 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
1,356 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Tides Foundation $8.1 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $7.3 M
  3. Ford Foundation $5.8 M
  4. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $4.0 M
  5. Big Lottery Fund $3.5 M
  6. Nationale Postcode Loterij $3.2 M
  7. EEA and Norway Grants $2.5 M
  8. Oak Foundation $2.3 M
  9. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $2.2 M
  10. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $2.1 M
  11. Comic Relief $1.7 M
  12. Fundacja Batorego $1.6 M
  13. Tamalpais Trust $1.5 M
  14. Arcus Foundation $1.5 M
  15. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.4 M
  16. The Skoll Foundation $1.3 M
  17. National Endowment for Democracy $1.2 M
  18. Human Dignity Foundation $1.2 M
  19. Stop AIDS Now $1.0 M
  20. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.0 M
  21. Elton John AIDS Foundation $914.5 K
  22. Bridge House Estates $871.3 K
  23. William Davidson Foundation $800.0 K
  24. John Templeton Foundation $766.6 K
  25. American Jewish World Service $742.3 K
  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

$4,562,105 (6%)
87 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$1,365,548 (2%)
11 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$6,770,294 (8%)
182 Grants (13%)

Global Programs

$13,862,864 (17%)
65 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$2,977,040 (4%)
175 Grants (13%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,705,581 (2%)
56 Grants (4%)

North America

$30,092,123 (38%)
464 Grants (34%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$9,291,336 (12%)
144 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$14,100,554 (18%)
198 Grants (15%)

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

  • King Baudouin Foundation supported Association pour une Foundation de Corse in France to found the Umani Foundation of Corsica, which will promote Corsican cultural and environmental heritage.
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation supported Advocates for Youth in the United States to help young people globally make informed decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.