10%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$226.9 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
2,378 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $55.8 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $33.1 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $15.7 M
  4. Hivos $8.4 M
  5. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $6.8 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $6.0 M
  7. The California Endowment $5.7 M
  8. Omidyar Network Fund $5.6 M
  9. Wikimedia Foundation $5.6 M
  10. EEA and Norway Grants $4.9 M
  11. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $4.5 M
  12. Nationale Postcode Loterij $4.3 M
  13. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $4.2 M
  14. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.1 M
  15. Foundation For The Carolinas $4.0 M
  16. The Atlantic Philanthropies $3.8 M
  17. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.1 M
  18. American Jewish World Service $3.1 M
  19. Humanity United $2.1 M
  20. NoVo Foundation $2.0 M
  21. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $1.8 M
  22. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.5 M
  23. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $1.4 M
  24. The Skoll Foundation $1.3 M
  25. Proteus Fund $1.2 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
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

$18,007,579 (8%)
247 Grants (10%)

Caribbean

$1,426,357 (1%)
31 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$13,151,223 (6%)
281 Grants (12%)

Global Programs

$40,637,068 (18%)
213 Grants (9%)

Latin America & Mexico

$18,309,839 (8%)
315 Grants (13%)

Middle East & North Africa

$5,798,270 (3%)
92 Grants (4%)

North America

$97,822,416 (43%)
786 Grants (33%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$28,791,274 (13%)
328 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$15,736,483 (7%)
175 Grants (7%)

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

  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation supported Well Told Story in Kenya for the ShujaazFM youth communications and social change initiative.
  • Ukrainian Women's Fund supported Pro-Cimislia in Moldova to attract active young leaders to the First Step to Success Program by developing and placing materials in mass media and creating pages in social networks to share the diverse opportunities of the program.