11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$467.7 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
3,553 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $41.5 M
  2. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $39.5 M
  3. Foundation For The Carolinas $33.4 M
  4. Rockefeller Foundation $30.2 M
  5. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $28.8 M
  6. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $17.6 M
  7. Oak Foundation $16.0 M
  8. Kresge Foundation $14.1 M
  9. Margaret A. Cargill Foundation $9.2 M
  10. Global Greengrants Fund $8.5 M
  11. Schmidt Family Foundation $8.3 M
  12. Libra Foundation $8.2 M
  13. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $8.0 M
  14. Foundation to Promote Open Society $7.8 M
  15. Omidyar Network Fund $7.6 M
  16. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $7.2 M
  17. Christensen Fund $6.9 M
  18. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $5.6 M
  19. Mulago Foundation $5.0 M
  20. Surdna Foundation $4.2 M
  21. American Jewish World Service $4.1 M
  22. Coca-Cola Foundation $4.1 M
  23. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $4.1 M
  24. Nathan Cummings Foundation $4.0 M
  25. BHP Foundation $3.9 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$479.4 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
1,590 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Canada $92.0 M
  2. Sweden $88.9 M
  3. United States $49.1 M
  4. Germany $46.2 M
  5. Norway $37.0 M
  6. European Union Institutions $30.2 M
  7. Spain $27.5 M
  8. Finland $22.4 M
  9. United Kingdom $18.6 M
  10. Switzerland $11.5 M
  11. Asian Development Bank $11.3 M
  12. Belgium $9.1 M
  13. France $6.0 M
  14. Australia $5.9 M
  15. Italy $3.8 M
  16. International Development Association $3.0 M
  17. Ireland $3.0 M
  18. Netherlands $3.0 M
  19. Global Environment Facility $2.7 M
  20. Korea $2.7 M
  21. Inter-American Development Bank $2.0 M
  22. United Arab Emirates $756.8 K
  23. International Labour Organisation $677.8 K
  24. Austria $629.3 K
  25. New Zealand $431.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$46,910,883 (10%)
397 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$4,031,799 (1%)
28 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,970,569 (1%)
93 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$91,324,412 (20%)
251 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$45,013,781 (10%)
709 Grants (20%)

Middle East & North Africa

$688,550 (0%)
21 Grants (1%)

North America

$224,000,580 (48%)
1,177 Grants (33%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$31,430,628 (7%)
575 Grants (16%)

Western Europe

$18,407,506 (4%)
115 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.