8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$188.4 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
1,639 Grants

Top Funders

  1. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $28.5 M
  2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $22.4 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $21.0 M
  4. Oak Foundation $11.8 M
  5. Ford Foundation $10.6 M
  6. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $6.7 M
  7. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $6.2 M
  8. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $5.2 M
  9. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.7 M
  10. International Development Research Centre $4.6 M
  11. Tides Foundation $4.0 M
  12. National Endowment for Democracy $3.8 M
  13. The Rockefeller Foundation $3.4 M
  14. Humanity United $3.3 M
  15. Fund For Global Human Rights $3.3 M
  16. EEA and Norway Grants $2.9 M
  17. Foundation for a Just Society $2.9 M
  18. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $2.7 M
  19. Foundation to Promote Open Society $2.1 M
  20. The Charles LĂ©opold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress $2.1 M
  21. Fundacja Batorego $2.0 M
  22. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.8 M
  23. The Freedom Fund - London $1.8 M
  24. American Jewish World Service $1.7 M
  25. Carnegie Corporation of New York $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

$17,159,714 (9%)
274 Grants (17%)

Caribbean

$2,315,206 (1%)
18 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$12,049,434 (6%)
187 Grants (11%)

Global Programs

$30,981,590 (16%)
107 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$13,611,401 (7%)
231 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,839,283 (3%)
80 Grants (5%)

North America

$70,772,902 (38%)
358 Grants (22%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$25,304,997 (13%)
323 Grants (20%)

Western Europe

$11,182,478 (6%)
96 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

  • Global Greengrants Fund, in partnership with the Samdhana Institute, supported Lumad Mindanaw Peoples Federation in the Philippines for the Lumad Peace Fact Finding Mission, organized by the Lumad Mindanaw people to strengthen social cohesion and enable them to defend their land and resource rights.
  • Fund For Global Human Rights supported the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders' Project in Uganda to educate and sensitize authorities and the public on LGBTI rights, provide direct support to LGBTI people, and train individuals on best practices for documenting and researching human rights abuses.