<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$3.9 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
52 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Oak Foundation $2.0 M
  2. Hivos $348.1 K
  3. American Jewish World Service $315.2 K
  4. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $300.0 K
  5. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $237.5 K
  6. Ford Foundation $232.0 K
  7. National Endowment for Democracy $83.4 K
  8. Fund For Global Human Rights $67.3 K
  9. KIOS-The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights $65.2 K
  10. Norwegian Human Rights Fund $60.7 K
  11. Foundation to Promote Open Society $60.5 K
  12. Calala Fondo de Mujeres $51.6 K
  13. The Open Technology Fund $43.8 K
  14. Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights $38.5 K
  15. Channel Foundation $15.0 K
  16. Urgent Action Fund - Africa $8.7 K
  17. Tides Foundation $8.0 K
  18. EEA and Norway Grants $5.5 K
  19. FRIDA: Young Feminist Fund $4.0 K
  20. Women's Fund in Georgia $3.3 K
  21. 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

$249,680 (6%)
11 Grants (21%)

Caribbean

$50,000 (1%)
1 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$839,337 (22%)
6 Grants (12%)

Global Programs

$1,403,500 (36%)
5 Grants (10%)

Latin America & Mexico

$961,116 (25%)
14 Grants (27%)

Middle East & North Africa

$208,280 (5%)
7 Grants (13%)

North America

$10,504 (0%)
1 Grants (2%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$206,300 (5%)
8 Grants (15%)

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

  • Norwegian Human Rights Fund supported the INFORM Human Rights Documentation Center in Sri Lanka to assist human rights defenders at risk through advocacy to increase protection, reduce repression, and seek redress.
  • American Jewish World Service supported an anonymous recipient in El Salvador to ensure the safety and security of local trans human rights defenders, enbabling them to implement security measures in response to violence, arbitrary detention, and continued threats by the police.