9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$238.1 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
1,903 Grants

Top Funders

  1. The Atlantic Philanthropies $38.9 M
  2. Ford Foundation $31.5 M
  3. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $19.6 M
  4. National Endowment for Democracy $18.5 M
  5. Open Society Foundations $17.4 M
  6. EEA and Norway Grants $16.1 M
  7. The Oak Foundation $8.9 M
  8. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $7.1 M
  9. The California Endowment $5.5 M
  10. The JPB Foundation $5.4 M
  11. Hivos $5.0 M
  12. NoVo Foundation $4.3 M
  13. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $4.3 M
  14. American Jewish World Service $4.1 M
  15. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.9 M
  16. The International Development Research Centre $3.1 M
  17. Carnegie Corporation of New York $2.6 M
  18. Humanity United $2.5 M
  19. Cordaid $2.4 M
  20. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $2.4 M
  21. NEO Philanthropy $2.4 M
  22. Open Society Fund Prague $2.4 M
  23. Stop AIDS Now $2.1 M
  24. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $2.0 M
  25. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $1.9 M
  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

$29,518,802 (12%)
260 Grants (14%)

Caribbean

$4,051,837 (2%)
37 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$25,231,955 (11%)
312 Grants (16%)

Global Programs

$22,678,966 (10%)
80 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$25,588,705 (11%)
289 Grants (15%)

Middle East & North Africa

$11,965,699 (5%)
130 Grants (7%)

North America

$91,404,094 (38%)
375 Grants (20%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$37,133,721 (16%)
354 Grants (19%)

Western Europe

$20,465,856 (9%)
130 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 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.