3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$125.2 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
785 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Foundation to Promote Open Society $23.1 M
  2. Ford Foundation $16.9 M
  3. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $6.1 M
  4. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $5.6 M
  5. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.6 M
  6. James Irvine Foundation $3.6 M
  7. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $3.4 M
  8. Foundation For The Carolinas $3.1 M
  9. David and Lucile Packard Foundation $3.0 M
  10. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $3.0 M
  11. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $2.8 M
  12. California Community Foundation $2.7 M
  13. Einhorn Family Charitable Trust $1.8 M
  14. NoVo Foundation $1.7 M
  15. Wallace Global Fund $1.7 M
  16. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.4 M
  17. Charles LŽopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress $1.3 M
  18. Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust $1.3 M
  19. Tides Foundation $1.2 M
  20. Good Ventures Foundation $1.2 M
  21. Wal-Mart Foundation $1.1 M
  22. Democracy Fund $1.1 M
  23. Marguerite Casey Foundation $1.1 M
  24. Triangle Community Foundation $1.0 M
  25. Sergey Brin Family Foundation $1.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

<1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$286.1 Thousand out of
$314.9 Million for all rights
1,853 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $73.2 K
  2. European Union Institutions $41.8 K
  3. Sweden $37.9 K
  4. Germany $25.8 K
  5. Norway $21.9 K
  6. Switzerland $13.1 K
  7. United Kingdom $11.6 K
  8. Finland $10.8 K
  9. Belgium $10.5 K
  10. Spain $8.9 K
  11. Canada $6.1 K
  12. Denmark $5.9 K
  13. Netherlands $4.0 K
  14. International Labour Organisation $3.0 K
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $2.7 K
  16. Ireland $2.1 K
  17. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.2 K
  18. France $1.0 K
  19. Australia $910
  20. Italy $719
  21. Austria $563
  22. Luxembourg $539
  23. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $489.7 K
  24. Poland $445
  25. Czech Republic $410
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$2,450,006 (2%)
31 Grants (4%)

Caribbean

$1,683,255 (1%)
10 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,930,050 (2%)
14 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$6,173,042 (5%)
29 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,944,368 (3%)
38 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$746,743 (1%)
14 Grants (2%)

North America

$88,722,382 (71%)
595 Grants (76%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$18,452,203 (15%)
38 Grants (5%)

Western Europe

$2,673,709 (2%)
22 Grants (3%)

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 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.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.