<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

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

Top 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

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

$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%)

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 Overbrook Foundation supported Peace Brigades International in the USA 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 supported an anonymous women's empowerment organization in Pakistan to add security cameras and personnel in light of escalating threats against the organization.