<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$6.4 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
67 Grants

Top Funders

  1. American Jewish World Service $1.4 M
  2. The Oak Foundation $1.2 M
  3. Hivos $1.1 M
  4. National Endowment for Democracy $677.0 K
  5. Ford Foundation $366.7 K
  6. The Open Technology Fund $323.4 K
  7. The Skoll Foundation $200.0 K
  8. Fund For Global Human Rights $175.0 K
  9. EEA and Norway Grants $169.6 K
  10. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $160.0 K
  11. Open Society Foundations $158.0 K
  12. Cordaid $139.4 K
  13. Arcus Foundation $100.0 K
  14. Mama Cash $73.0 K
  15. The Overbrook Foundation $60.0 K
  16. King Baudouin Foundation $53.1 K
  17. Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights $35.0 K
  18. Norwegian Human Rights Fund $31.2 K
  19. Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders $22.4 K
  20. Channel Foundation $10.0 K
  21. UHAI: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative $2.7 K
  22. 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

$1,446,013 (22%)
10 Grants (15%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$345,514 (5%)
3 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$1,405,900 (22%)
8 Grants (12%)

Latin America & Mexico

$2,149,016 (33%)
21 Grants (31%)

Middle East & North Africa

$514,803 (8%)
6 Grants (9%)

North America

$1,186,500 (18%)
10 Grants (15%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$1,319,640 (21%)
11 Grants (16%)

Western Europe

$304,620 (5%)
3 Grants (4%)

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.