9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$205.8 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
2,747 Grants

Top Funders

  1. NoVo Foundation $24.2 M
  2. Oak Foundation $21.8 M
  3. Big Lottery Fund $16.8 M
  4. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $14.7 M
  5. National Endowment for Democracy $6.9 M
  6. Tides Foundation $6.7 M
  7. Carnegie Corporation of New York $5.8 M
  8. NEO Philanthropy $5.8 M
  9. Foundation for a Just Society $5.7 M
  10. The Global Fund for Women $4.9 M
  11. Freedom House $4.6 M
  12. Alliance for Open Society International $4.5 M
  13. Human Dignity Foundation $4.4 M
  14. King Baudouin Foundation United States $3.9 M
  15. Comic Relief $3.7 M
  16. American Jewish World Service $3.7 M
  17. Fund For Global Human Rights $3.3 M
  18. The Charles LĂ©opold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress $3.1 M
  19. Ford Foundation $2.8 M
  20. The New York Community Trust $2.7 M
  21. EEA and Norway Grants $2.7 M
  22. Mama Cash $2.6 M
  23. Hivos $2.6 M
  24. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $2.5 M
  25. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $2.4 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

$18,727,932 (9%)
375 Grants (14%)

Caribbean

$1,061,213 (1%)
45 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$10,548,604 (5%)
253 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$34,564,132 (17%)
166 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$13,131,315 (6%)
348 Grants (13%)

Middle East & North Africa

$5,622,850 (3%)
104 Grants (4%)

North America

$73,982,478 (36%)
725 Grants (26%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$27,529,070 (13%)
483 Grants (18%)

Western Europe

$36,930,731 (18%)
304 Grants (11%)

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

  • Big Lottery Fund supported Octopus in the United Kingdom to bring together Islington's thirteen designated Community Hubs, connecting marginalized communities facing health inequalities to build coalitions to advocate for improved care.
  • Abilis Foundation supported the Albania Blind Association to participate in the Balkan region's disability conference, an opportunity for organizations to network and share experiences with their countries? disability policies after the fall of Yugoslavia, with the goal of establishing a collaboration network covering Balkan countries.