7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$205.9 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
2,023 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $47.9 M
  2. Ford Foundation $30.4 M
  3. Foundation to Promote Open Society $23.0 M
  4. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $10.0 M
  5. NEO Philanthropy $7.7 M
  6. Carnegie Corporation of New York $6.7 M
  7. The James Irvine Foundation $6.7 M
  8. Proteus Fund $5.8 M
  9. Vanguard Charitable-Donor Advised Fund $5.2 M
  10. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.5 M
  11. California Community Foundation $4.2 M
  12. NoVo Foundation $3.5 M
  13. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $3.0 M
  14. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.9 M
  15. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.9 M
  16. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation $2.8 M
  17. Omidyar Network Fund $2.6 M
  18. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $2.5 M
  19. Oak Foundation $2.5 M
  20. Big Lottery Fund $2.4 M
  21. Mercer Family Foundation $2.1 M
  22. The Kohlberg Foundation $2.0 M
  23. Unbound Philanthropy $1.8 M
  24. American Jewish World Service $1.7 M
  25. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $1.6 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

13%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$508.4 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
1,789 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $152.7 M
  2. Sweden $67.3 M
  3. European Union Institutions $51.2 M
  4. United Kingdom $49.1 M
  5. Germany $47.8 M
  6. Denmark $43.5 M
  7. Norway $34.6 M
  8. Canada $12.3 M
  9. Finland $10.8 M
  10. Spain $7.8 M
  11. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $6.7 M
  12. Ireland $5.7 M
  13. Switzerland $3.9 M
  14. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $3.6 M
  15. International Labour Organisation $2.4 M
  16. Netherlands $2.2 M
  17. Belgium $2.0 M
  18. Australia $1.8 M
  19. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $1.0 M
  20. Italy $565.0 K
  21. France $321.8 K
  22. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $282.8 K
  23. Luxembourg $198.8 K
  24. Estonia $176.9 K
  25. Poland $129.1 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2016 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$16,160,113 (8%)
191 Grants (9%)

Caribbean

$2,819,422 (1%)
26 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$12,654,467 (6%)
215 Grants (11%)

Global Programs

$15,955,857 (8%)
67 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$10,579,244 (5%)
136 Grants (7%)

Middle East & North Africa

$8,572,282 (4%)
103 Grants (5%)

North America

$111,756,187 (54%)
943 Grants (47%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$18,833,921 (9%)
281 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$9,717,592 (5%)
68 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.