3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$78.6 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
961 Grants

Top Funders

  1. NoVo Foundation $16.4 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $12.9 M
  3. The JPB Foundation $10.7 M
  4. Ford Foundation $9.8 M
  5. National Endowment for Democracy $7.7 M
  6. The Atlantic Philanthropies $4.0 M
  7. EEA and Norway Grants $3.9 M
  8. American Jewish World Service $3.2 M
  9. Groundswell Fund $2.5 M
  10. Hivos $2.2 M
  11. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $1.7 M
  12. NEO Philanthropy $1.6 M
  13. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $1.6 M
  14. Tides Foundation $1.4 M
  15. Stop AIDS Now $1.2 M
  16. The California Endowment $1.2 M
  17. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $1.1 M
  18. Cordaid $1.0 M
  19. Comic Relief $999.1 K
  20. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $965.0 K
  21. Global Greengrants Fund $932.2 K
  22. Marguerite Casey Foundation $742.5 K
  23. Elton John AIDS Foundation $662.6 K
  24. Proteus Fund $539.6 K
  25. King Baudouin Foundation United States $505.0 K
  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

$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%)

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.