2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$44.4 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
735 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $8.3 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $5.6 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $4.3 M
  4. Nationale Postcode Loterij $2.0 M
  5. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $1.8 M
  6. Tides Foundation $1.8 M
  7. NoVo Foundation $1.7 M
  8. Comic Relief UK $1.5 M
  9. American Jewish World Service $1.5 M
  10. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.4 M
  11. North Star Fund $1.2 M
  12. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $1.2 M
  13. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $1.0 M
  14. EEA and Norway Grants $985.8 K
  15. Catalyst for Peace $688.6 K
  16. The Christensen Fund $659.7 K
  17. The Oak Foundation $616.1 K
  18. Proteus Fund $570.0 K
  19. The Thomas Phillips and Jane Moore Johnson Foundation $500.0 K
  20. Unbound Philanthropy $478.9 K
  21. Ben & Jerry's Foundation $457.0 K
  22. The California Endowment $436.0 K
  23. Mama Cash $421.0 K
  24. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $350.0 K
  25. Hivos $341.6 K
  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
13,721 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $498.7 M
  2. United States $451.0 M
  3. European Union Institutions $411.4 M
  4. Norway $388.6 M
  5. Canada $251.1 M
  6. Germany $192.3 M
  7. Switzerland $170.7 M
  8. Denmark $167.5 M
  9. United Kingdom $152.0 M
  10. Australia $148.7 M
  11. Netherlands $130.5 M
  12. Global Fund $120.7 M
  13. Finland $120.0 M
  14. Spain $119.5 M
  15. Belgium $76.4 M
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $36.7 M
  17. Ireland $32.1 M
  18. France $26.9 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $26.0 M
  20. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $25.9 M
  21. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $20.2 M
  22. Italy $17.5 M
  23. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $16.8 M
  24. Japan $14.6 M
  25. Korea $10.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$4,577,812 (10%)
100 Grants (14%)

Caribbean

$591,661 (1%)
13 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,190,036 (7%)
65 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$1,524,929 (3%)
19 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$2,352,169 (5%)
70 Grants (10%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,021,074 (2%)
22 Grants (3%)

North America

$21,372,766 (48%)
335 Grants (46%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$8,398,975 (19%)
113 Grants (15%)

Western Europe

$2,615,223 (6%)
14 Grants (2%)

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

  • North Star Fund supported VOCAL-NY in the USA to organize its grassroots membership to educate New York City government leaders about key social justice issues, including HIV/AIDS, drug policy, policing, and affordable housing.
  • Ford Foundation gave a general support grant to Interfaith Worker Justice in the USA to advance the rights of workers by engaging diverse faith communities into action from grassroots organizing to shaping policy at the local, state and national levels.