12%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$325.3 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
3,084 Grants

Top Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $39.8 M
  2. EEA and Norway Grants $39.5 M
  3. Ford Foundation $31.3 M
  4. The Atlantic Philanthropies $19.4 M
  5. The Oak Foundation $19.2 M
  6. Open Society Foundations $17.7 M
  7. NoVo Foundation $16.5 M
  8. American Jewish World Service $15.5 M
  9. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $13.9 M
  10. The California Endowment $12.8 M
  11. Hivos $8.9 M
  12. Comic Relief $6.2 M
  13. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $6.1 M
  14. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $5.6 M
  15. Cordaid $5.0 M
  16. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.6 M
  17. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $3.5 M
  18. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $3.4 M
  19. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.3 M
  20. Freedom House $3.1 M
  21. The Rockefeller Foundation $3.0 M
  22. Elton John AIDS Foundation $2.8 M
  23. Humanity United $2.7 M
  24. Trust for London $2.6 M
  25. Proteus Fund $2.6 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

$30,611,220 (9%)
446 Grants (14%)

Caribbean

$6,238,297 (2%)
62 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$43,052,241 (13%)
488 Grants (16%)

Global Programs

$28,562,390 (9%)
98 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$27,801,497 (9%)
395 Grants (13%)

Middle East & North Africa

$12,940,368 (4%)
130 Grants (4%)

North America

$111,061,055 (34%)
748 Grants (24%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$45,574,963 (14%)
617 Grants (20%)

Western Europe

$34,333,514 (11%)
185 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

  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation supported Baoba Fund for Racial Equity in Brazil to propel the Fund to self-sustainability by consolidating its institutional planning and increasing staff performance and achievements.
  • Mongolian Women's Fund supported Compass Center NGO in Mongolia to develop the capacity of the Coalition against Sexual Harassment in Work Place to advance policy reform through training and meetings.