<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$7.1 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
74 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Oak Foundation $4.3 M
  2. American Jewish World Service $1.4 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $469.0 K
  4. Hivos $340.0 K
  5. Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders $235.7 K
  6. Akiba Uhaki Foundation $200.0 K
  7. The Open Technology Fund $109.1 K
  8. Mama Cash $93.0 K
  9. Fund For Global Human Rights $55.5 K
  10. KIOS-The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights $35.3 K
  11. The Overbrook Foundation $30.0 K
  12. Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights $5.0 K
  13. Channel Foundation $3.0 K
  14. Global Greengrants Fund $595
  15. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$249,668 (3%)
8 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$800,098 (11%)
1 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$111,100 (2%)
6 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$2,627,800 (37%)
8 Grants (11%)

Latin America & Mexico

$1,754,186 (25%)
16 Grants (22%)

Middle East & North Africa

$235,656 (3%)
29 Grants (39%)

North America

$1,500,000 (21%)
1 Grants (1%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$655,000 (9%)
6 Grants (8%)

Region totals include both foundation grants directly to recipients based in the region specified and foundation grants to recipients located in other regions to do work benefiting the region specified. Grants may mention more than one region of benefit and therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Issue

Issue totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to address a specific issue. In order to provide unique totals and avoid double-counting, each foundation grant has been assigned to exactly one issue category within the human rights taxonomy.

Foundation Funding by Population

Population totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to benefit a specific group. Grants may serve multiple populations and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • The Overbrook Foundation
    Peace Brigades International (United States)
    To protect, support, and enable the work of human rights defenders and local activists for peaceful social change in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia.
  • Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
    anonymous women's empowerment organization (Pakistan)
    To add security cameras and personnel in light of escalating threats against the organization.