6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$156.5 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
2,405 Grants

Top Funders

  1. EEA and Norway Grants $17.3 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $15.3 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $12.2 M
  4. The JPB Foundation $10.7 M
  5. Ford Foundation $10.0 M
  6. NoVo Foundation $9.2 M
  7. The Atlantic Philanthropies $6.8 M
  8. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $6.4 M
  9. Freedom House $6.4 M
  10. Carnegie Corporation of New York $6.1 M
  11. The Global Fund for Women $4.1 M
  12. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $3.9 M
  13. NEO Philanthropy $3.6 M
  14. Stop AIDS Now $2.8 M
  15. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.8 M
  16. Comic Relief $2.8 M
  17. Hivos $2.7 M
  18. The Skoll Foundation $2.5 M
  19. Global Greengrants Fund $2.4 M
  20. Cordaid $2.4 M
  21. Blue Shield of California Foundation $2.3 M
  22. American Jewish World Service $2.2 M
  23. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $2.2 M
  24. Elton John AIDS Foundation $2.0 M
  25. Arcus Foundation $1.9 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

$11,910,117 (8%)
348 Grants (14%)

Caribbean

$2,948,665 (2%)
48 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$22,136,491 (14%)
402 Grants (17%)

Global Programs

$15,695,738 (10%)
123 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$14,317,259 (9%)
415 Grants (17%)

Middle East & North Africa

$5,399,455 (3%)
130 Grants (5%)

North America

$60,066,319 (38%)
450 Grants (19%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$17,598,546 (11%)
392 Grants (16%)

Western Europe

$10,051,573 (6%)
154 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

  • American Jewish World Service supported Youth for Peace in Cambodia to organize a conference on the Origin of Peace and Democracy in partnership with the Peace Institute of Cambodia.
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation supported Alabama Organizing Project in the USA 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.