3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$142.0 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
899 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $30.8 M
  2. James Irvine Foundation $7.6 M
  3. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $6.5 M
  4. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $6.3 M
  5. Alliance for Open Society International $6.2 M
  6. Foundation to Promote Open Society $6.1 M
  7. Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust $5.7 M
  8. Open Society Policy Center $5.2 M
  9. California Community Foundation $5.1 M
  10. Tides Foundation $5.0 M
  11. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $4.8 M
  12. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $4.0 M
  13. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.2 M
  14. Marguerite Casey Foundation $3.0 M
  15. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $2.0 M
  16. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $1.7 M
  17. Foundation for Civil Society $1.5 M
  18. Foundation For The Carolinas $1.5 M
  19. Houston Endowment $1.5 M
  20. PSEG Foundation $1.5 M
  21. BHP Foundation $1.3 M
  22. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $1.3 M
  23. Fondazione CON IL SUD $1.3 M
  24. Triangle Community Foundation $1.2 M
  25. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $1.2 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

11%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$620.0 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
1,843 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $150.0 M
  2. Sweden $103.5 M
  3. Germany $84.1 M
  4. European Union Institutions $70.0 M
  5. Denmark $46.1 M
  6. Norway $45.5 M
  7. United Kingdom $25.7 M
  8. Canada $20.1 M
  9. Switzerland $14.6 M
  10. Belgium $11.5 M
  11. Spain $8.9 M
  12. Finland $8.7 M
  13. Australia $6.6 M
  14. Ireland $5.6 M
  15. Netherlands $5.1 M
  16. France $3.3 M
  17. Italy $2.3 M
  18. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $2.3 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $2.2 M
  20. Czech Republic $927.6 K
  21. Austria $911.0 K
  22. Luxembourg $805.3 K
  23. Poland $403.7 K
  24. Slovak Republic $258.1 K
  25. International Labour Organisation $254.8 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$1,529,777 (1%)
20 Grants (2%)

Caribbean

$485,000 (0%)
3 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,477,364 (1%)
14 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$6,769,844 (5%)
23 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$6,435,997 (5%)
101 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,993,889 (1%)
14 Grants (2%)

North America

$104,144,637 (73%)
634 Grants (71%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$15,893,728 (11%)
69 Grants (8%)

Western Europe

$5,638,705 (4%)
32 Grants (4%)

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.