9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$331.6 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
3,166 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Google Foundation $45.2 M
  2. Foundation For The Carolinas $38.6 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $24.0 M
  4. Ford Foundation $23.9 M
  5. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $19.4 M
  6. Oak Foundation $16.9 M
  7. Schmidt Family Foundation $11.9 M
  8. JPB Foundation $8.9 M
  9. Foundation to Promote Open Society $8.7 M
  10. Global Greengrants Fund $8.1 M
  11. Charles LŽopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress $6.9 M
  12. Kresge Foundation $6.3 M
  13. Robertson Foundation $6.3 M
  14. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $5.4 M
  15. Climate Justice Resilience Fund $5.4 M
  16. Mulago Foundation $5.4 M
  17. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $5.3 M
  18. California Endowment $4.5 M
  19. American Jewish World Service $4.3 M
  20. International Community Foundation $4.0 M
  21. Kendeda Fund $3.6 M
  22. King Baudouin Foundation United States $3.5 M
  23. EsmŽe Fairbairn Foundation $3.2 M
  24. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.1 M
  25. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $3.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$409.8 Million out of
$5.0 Billion for all rights
1,242 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $83.3 M
  2. Germany $56.9 M
  3. United States $54.9 M
  4. European Union Institutions $34.2 M
  5. Finland $32.2 M
  6. Norway $30.8 M
  7. United Kingdom $23.5 M
  8. Spain $22.0 M
  9. Switzerland $17.0 M
  10. Asian Development Bank $16.8 M
  11. Belgium $15.8 M
  12. Australia $5.1 M
  13. Inter-American Development Bank $3.1 M
  14. Ireland $3.1 M
  15. France $2.9 M
  16. Global Environment Facility $1.9 M
  17. Italy $1.9 M
  18. Netherlands $1.2 M
  19. Denmark $1.1 M
  20. Austria $566.5 K
  21. Korea $458.2 K
  22. Canada $366.5 K
  23. Iceland $332.9 K
  24. Food and Agriculture Organisation $254.3 K
  25. OPEC Fund for International Development $100.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$25,323,684 (8%)
490 Grants (15%)

Caribbean

$1,327,517 (0%)
27 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,532,497 (0%)
72 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$58,523,060 (18%)
240 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$51,661,486 (16%)
738 Grants (23%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,077,239 (0%)
25 Grants (1%)

North America

$150,363,079 (45%)
970 Grants (31%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$29,907,108 (9%)
492 Grants (16%)

Western Europe

$18,533,556 (6%)
197 Grants (6%)

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.