Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$5,482,934 (7%)
138 Grants (14%)

Caribbean

$1,941,564 (2%)
27 Grants (3%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$4,173,482 (5%)
99 Grants (10%)

Global Programs

$8,181,935 (10%)
27 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,755,048 (5%)
103 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,578,143 (6%)
61 Grants (6%)

North America

$39,212,909 (50%)
334 Grants (35%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$8,517,751 (11%)
146 Grants (15%)

Western Europe

$3,737,065 (5%)
44 Grants (5%)

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

  • North Star Fund
    VOCAL-NY (United States)
    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
    Interfaith Worker Justice (United States)
    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.