1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$15.9 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
182 Grants

Top Funders

  1. The California Endowment $13.9 M
  2. Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting $537.3 K
  3. Travelers Foundation $500.0 K
  4. Unbound Philanthropy $290.5 K
  5. National Endowment for Democracy $253.4 K
  6. Tamalpais Trust $175.0 K
  7. King Baudouin Foundation $151.2 K
  8. Global Fund for Children $149.0 K
  9. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $108.9 K
  10. NEO Philanthropy $100.0 K
  11. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $80.3 K
  12. Global Greengrants Fund $72.8 K
  13. David Bohnett Foundation $47.7 K
  14. Community Foundation of Collier County $40.6 K
  15. The Summit Foundation $30.0 K
  16. The Dow Chemical Company Foundation $27.0 K
  17. The Global Fund for Women $17.3 K
  18. Abilis Foundation $16.6 K
  19. Fund For Global Human Rights $16.5 K
  20. Annenberg Foundation $15.0 K
  21. The HOW Fund $15.0 K
  22. African Women's Development Fund $12.4 K
  23. Foundation for a Just Society $12.2 K
  24. Bodossaki Foundation $11.5 K
  25. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $10.8 K
  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

$294,543 (2%)
32 Grants (18%)

Caribbean

$89,284 (1%)
15 Grants (8%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$347,099 (2%)
11 Grants (6%)

Global Programs

$180,000 (1%)
2 Grants (1%)

Latin America & Mexico

$313,624 (2%)
32 Grants (18%)

Middle East & North Africa

$76,234 (0%)
13 Grants (7%)

North America

$14,218,116 (90%)
28 Grants (15%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$326,351 (2%)
42 Grants (23%)

Western Europe

$71,537 (0%)
16 Grants (9%)

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 Kresge Foundation supported Local Government Commission in the USA for the New Partners for Smart Growth Diversity Scholarship Fund, which allows minority community leaders and groups working on equity and environmental justice issues to attend the annual conference.
  • to send two representatives to Australia to participate in the international conference of the World Federation of the Deaf.