7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$168.2 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
2,108 Grants

Top Funders

  1. NoVo Foundation $24.8 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $14.3 M
  3. Tides Foundation $10.6 M
  4. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $9.9 M
  5. Oak Foundation $6.5 M
  6. Wikimedia Foundation $6.2 M
  7. Nationale Postcode Loterij $5.4 M
  8. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $5.3 M
  9. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $5.0 M
  10. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $4.6 M
  11. Humanity United $4.2 M
  12. The California Endowment $2.8 M
  13. Elton John AIDS Foundation $2.8 M
  14. The Charles LĂ©opold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress $2.7 M
  15. Big Lottery Fund $2.3 M
  16. Hivos $2.1 M
  17. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.0 M
  18. Foundation to Promote Open Society $2.0 M
  19. EEA and Norway Grants $1.9 M
  20. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $1.7 M
  21. Arcus Foundation $1.7 M
  22. The Rockefeller Foundation $1.6 M
  23. Comic Relief $1.5 M
  24. Ford Foundation $1.5 M
  25. American Jewish World Service $1.5 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
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

$12,639,982 (8%)
233 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$2,628,790 (2%)
31 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$9,409,433 (6%)
270 Grants (13%)

Global Programs

$33,879,239 (20%)
163 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,670,721 (3%)
224 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,832,615 (3%)
139 Grants (7%)

North America

$69,311,492 (41%)
595 Grants (28%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$16,304,546 (10%)
282 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$17,345,273 (10%)
222 Grants (11%)

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 Skoll Foundation supported Videre Est Credere in the United Kingdom, a global network that equips communities in hard-to-access areas with cameras, technology and training, to scale its efforts to train partners on best practices in human rights abuse documentation.
  • Channel Foundation supported the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, an autonomous program of the International Civil Society Action Network in the United States, to build the capacity of women's groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan to promote the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda (UNSCR 1325 and 1820) through radio and video production trainings.