4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$116.0 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
872 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $25.6 M
  2. Open Society Institute $21.0 M
  3. The James Irvine Foundation $12.6 M
  4. Tides Foundation $6.5 M
  5. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $4.9 M
  6. NEO Philanthropy $4.2 M
  7. Foundation For The Carolinas $3.5 M
  8. Marguerite Casey Foundation $3.0 M
  9. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $3.0 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $3.0 M
  11. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $2.9 M
  12. Omidyar Network Fund $2.7 M
  13. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $2.6 M
  14. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.3 M
  15. Proteus Fund $2.1 M
  16. California Community Foundation $2.0 M
  17. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $2.0 M
  18. Foundation to Promote Open Society $2.0 M
  19. Austin Community Foundation $1.9 M
  20. Sobrato Family Foundation $1.6 M
  21. The JPB Foundation $1.6 M
  22. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.4 M
  23. Fondazione CON IL SUD $1.1 M
  24. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $1.1 M
  25. Open Society Policy Center $1.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

13%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$494.4 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
1,755 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $124.5 M
  2. Germany $77.4 M
  3. Sweden $68.0 M
  4. European Union Institutions $51.2 M
  5. Norway $39.4 M
  6. Denmark $39.1 M
  7. Canada $19.1 M
  8. United Kingdom $16.3 M
  9. Spain $9.3 M
  10. Finland $9.1 M
  11. Australia $9.0 M
  12. Belgium $7.6 M
  13. Ireland $6.1 M
  14. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $4.3 M
  15. Switzerland $4.0 M
  16. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $2.8 M
  17. International Labour Organisation $2.6 M
  18. Netherlands $1.8 M
  19. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $761.1 K
  20. Austria $511.1 K
  21. Luxembourg $366.1 K
  22. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $283.1 K
  23. Czech Republic $243.4 K
  24. France $234.2 K
  25. Estonia $147.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$2,940,530 (3%)
26 Grants (3%)

Caribbean

$325,000 (0%)
6 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$954,460 (1%)
10 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$11,749,021 (10%)
30 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$2,343,622 (2%)
27 Grants (3%)

Middle East & North Africa

$604,197 (1%)
12 Grants (1%)

North America

$85,863,649 (74%)
707 Grants (81%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$6,731,968 (6%)
39 Grants (4%)

Western Europe

$4,716,798 (4%)
19 Grants (2%)

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.