13%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$295.9 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
2,306 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $81.8 M
  2. Open Society Foundations $38.7 M
  3. The International Development Research Centre $15.1 M
  4. The Oak Foundation $13.7 M
  5. National Endowment for Democracy $11.8 M
  6. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $10.9 M
  7. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $10.5 M
  8. EEA and Norway Grants $8.7 M
  9. The Atlantic Philanthropies $7.7 M
  10. Comic Relief UK $7.5 M
  11. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $7.1 M
  12. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $6.4 M
  13. The California Endowment $6.2 M
  14. American Jewish World Service $6.1 M
  15. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $6.1 M
  16. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $5.1 M
  17. Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation $3.9 M
  18. The Rockefeller Foundation $3.7 M
  19. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.0 M
  20. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $2.7 M
  21. Marguerite Casey Foundation $2.6 M
  22. NoVo Foundation $2.6 M
  23. The James Irvine Foundation $2.5 M
  24. Bush Foundation $2.1 M
  25. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $2.1 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

$25,558,614 (9%)
310 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$1,757,236 (1%)
21 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$21,209,118 (7%)
307 Grants (13%)

Global Programs

$36,112,530 (12%)
167 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$33,830,143 (11%)
319 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$10,299,707 (3%)
93 Grants (4%)

North America

$117,715,774 (40%)
651 Grants (28%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$53,943,539 (18%)
397 Grants (17%)

Western Europe

$16,080,748 (5%)
145 Grants (6%)

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 International Development Research Centre supported the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Palestine for a project to measure public perceptions and expectations toward the security sector changes in Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia, Yemen and the Palestinian Authority.
  • Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres supported Red Lesbica Cattrachas in Honduras to document cases of hate crimes against the LGBT population.