4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$102.3 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
1,413 Grants

Top Funders

  1. NoVo Foundation $32.0 M
  2. Tides Foundation $8.0 M
  3. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $5.6 M
  4. Ford Foundation $5.0 M
  5. Human Dignity Foundation $4.4 M
  6. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $4.0 M
  7. NEO Philanthropy $3.4 M
  8. Fund For Global Human Rights $3.4 M
  9. Comic Relief $3.3 M
  10. American Jewish World Service $2.6 M
  11. National Endowment for Democracy $2.5 M
  12. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $1.7 M
  13. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $1.6 M
  14. The Rees-Jones Foundation $1.5 M
  15. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $1.4 M
  16. Oak Foundation $1.4 M
  17. Foundation for a Just Society $1.3 M
  18. Meyer Memorial Trust $1.3 M
  19. North Star Fund $1.3 M
  20. Fund for Women's Equality $1.2 M
  21. Humanity United $1.2 M
  22. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $1.1 M
  23. Arcus Foundation $935.0 K
  24. Stop AIDS Now $891.2 K
  25. Elton John AIDS Foundation $825.4 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
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

$9,609,842 (9%)
205 Grants (15%)

Caribbean

$1,064,714 (1%)
24 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,931,378 (3%)
123 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$10,973,739 (11%)
52 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,577,207 (3%)
149 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$7,147,699 (7%)
50 Grants (4%)

North America

$54,036,447 (53%)
600 Grants (42%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$18,237,896 (18%)
192 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$2,463,955 (2%)
31 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

  • Meyer Memorial Trust supported McKenzie River Gathering Foundation in the United States to build the organizational and fundraising capacity of ten grassroots organizations working to advance social, racial and economic justice.
  • The Pollination Project supported Mazingira Safi Initiative (MSI) in Kenya to undertake programming that engages communities to protect the environment