5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$106.9 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
2,063 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $19.3 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $12.3 M
  3. Ford Foundation $11.7 M
  4. Freedom House $10.2 M
  5. EEA and Norway Grants $7.0 M
  6. Carnegie Corporation of New York $5.2 M
  7. American Jewish World Service $4.3 M
  8. NoVo Foundation $2.7 M
  9. The Christensen Fund $2.2 M
  10. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $2.0 M
  11. Comic Relief UK $1.7 M
  12. Global Greengrants Fund $1.6 M
  13. Proteus Fund $1.6 M
  14. The Oak Foundation $1.5 M
  15. The Atlantic Philanthropies $1.5 M
  16. Marguerite Casey Foundation $1.3 M
  17. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $1.3 M
  18. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.2 M
  19. Tides Foundation $1.1 M
  20. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.1 M
  21. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $1.1 M
  22. Foundation for Human Rights $1.0 M
  23. Fundación AVINA $960.9 K
  24. Avina Americas $920.7 K
  25. Eurasia Partnership Foundation $910.6 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$9,083,922 (8%)
278 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$1,974,581 (2%)
44 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$12,080,625 (11%)
323 Grants (16%)

Global Programs

$21,572,089 (20%)
111 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$11,841,466 (11%)
348 Grants (17%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,799,021 (3%)
62 Grants (3%)

North America

$45,375,166 (42%)
485 Grants (24%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$18,319,708 (17%)
354 Grants (17%)

Western Europe

$5,798,825 (5%)
114 Grants (6%)

Region totals include both foundation grants directly to recipients based in the region specified and foundation grants to recipients located in other regions to do work benefiting the region specified. Grants may mention more than one region of benefit and therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Issue

Issue totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to address a specific issue. In order to provide unique totals and avoid double-counting, each foundation grant has been assigned to exactly one issue category within the human rights taxonomy.

Foundation Funding by Population

Population totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to benefit a specific group. Grants may serve multiple populations and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • American Jewish World Service
    Youth for Peace (Cambodia)
    To organize a conference on the Origin of Peace and Democracy in partnership with the Peace Institute of Cambodia.
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation
    Alabama Organizing Project (United States)
    To coordinate six member organizations to collaboratively engage families, develop leadership, and develop a statewide network for movement-building in alignment with the Equal Voice framework.