9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$252.2 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
2,556 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Foundation For The Carolinas $41.9 M
  2. Oak Foundation $33.5 M
  3. Ford Foundation $16.9 M
  4. Foundation to Promote Open Society $10.6 M
  5. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $8.5 M
  6. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $7.5 M
  7. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $7.2 M
  8. NoVo Foundation $6.9 M
  9. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $6.7 M
  10. Global Greengrants Fund $6.5 M
  11. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $5.8 M
  12. The Marisla Foundation $5.2 M
  13. New Field Foundation $4.6 M
  14. International Community Foundation $4.5 M
  15. American Jewish World Service $4.0 M
  16. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.8 M
  17. The JPB Foundation $3.7 M
  18. Robertson Foundation $3.3 M
  19. High Meadows Foundation $3.3 M
  20. Both ENDS $3.0 M
  21. The Overbrook Foundation $2.8 M
  22. Omidyar Network Fund $2.8 M
  23. National Endowment for Democracy $2.7 M
  24. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.7 M
  25. Comic Relief $2.5 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

9%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$362.7 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
1,026 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $65.6 M
  2. Finland $47.8 M
  3. Canada $47.4 M
  4. European Union Institutions $36.2 M
  5. United States $34.2 M
  6. United Kingdom $25.5 M
  7. Denmark $22.1 M
  8. Germany $19.9 M
  9. Switzerland $18.3 M
  10. Norway $17.3 M
  11. Spain $15.4 M
  12. Netherlands $4.5 M
  13. Belgium $3.4 M
  14. Ireland $1.8 M
  15. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $779.0 K
  16. Italy $744.8 K
  17. Austria $589.0 K
  18. Luxembourg $552.9 K
  19. Korea $279.9 K
  20. France $199.0 K
  21. United Arab Emirates $94.4 K
  22. International Labour Organisation $89.2 K
  23. Slovak Republic $35.6 K
  24. Australia $20.0 K
  25. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $17.4 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2016 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$21,110,786 (8%)
506 Grants (20%)

Caribbean

$1,325,029 (1%)
78 Grants (3%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$782,077 (0%)
25 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$64,051,507 (25%)
144 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$24,662,289 (10%)
568 Grants (22%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,076,537 (0%)
28 Grants (1%)

North America

$105,106,723 (42%)
641 Grants (25%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$21,410,542 (8%)
491 Grants (19%)

Western Europe

$11,856,674 (5%)
94 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.