14%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$333.3 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
3,572 Grants

Top Funders

  1. NoVo Foundation $41.3 M
  2. Oak Foundation $23.5 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $21.5 M
  4. Ford Foundation $21.2 M
  5. GE Foundation $14.0 M
  6. Human Dignity Foundation $12.6 M
  7. Comic Relief $10.5 M
  8. The Atlantic Philanthropies $7.9 M
  9. The California Endowment $7.4 M
  10. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $7.4 M
  11. Tides Foundation $7.4 M
  12. Fund for Women's Equality $7.3 M
  13. American Jewish World Service $7.0 M
  14. The Freedom Fund - London $6.2 M
  15. Foundation for a Just Society $6.1 M
  16. EEA and Norway Grants $5.9 M
  17. Foundation to Promote Open Society $5.5 M
  18. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $5.4 M
  19. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $5.3 M
  20. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $4.8 M
  21. The Rockefeller Foundation $4.8 M
  22. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $3.9 M
  23. Hivos $3.7 M
  24. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $3.3 M
  25. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $3.3 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

$46,209,081 (14%)
612 Grants (17%)

Caribbean

$3,636,959 (1%)
59 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$18,585,723 (6%)
323 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$38,457,075 (12%)
154 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$28,640,923 (9%)
694 Grants (19%)

Middle East & North Africa

$13,732,522 (4%)
113 Grants (3%)

North America

$135,122,177 (41%)
783 Grants (22%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$61,250,460 (18%)
751 Grants (21%)

Western Europe

$16,795,384 (5%)
145 Grants (4%)

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

  • Fondo Lunaria Mujer supported Grupo de Apoyo a Personas Trans to help young trans women to be recognized as leaders and change agents for peace in Colombian society.
  • International Development Research Centre supported the Consulting House Limited in the United States to invest in an East Africa research hub to research and address challenges related to violence, disaster, and conflict, building and enhancing local capacity to favor local knowledge for local solutions.