11%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$355.9 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
3,170 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Foundation For The Carolinas $53.3 M
  2. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $43.5 M
  3. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $33.0 M
  4. Ford Foundation $32.1 M
  5. Hivos $10.7 M
  6. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $9.6 M
  7. Tides Foundation $8.7 M
  8. NoVo Foundation $7.6 M
  9. Omidyar Network Fund $7.2 M
  10. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $7.1 M
  11. Global Greengrants Fund $7.0 M
  12. The JPB Foundation $6.4 M
  13. The Kresge Foundation $6.1 M
  14. International Community Foundation $6.0 M
  15. C&A Foundation $5.4 M
  16. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $4.7 M
  17. The Schmidt Family Foundation $4.0 M
  18. American Jewish World Service $3.9 M
  19. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $3.7 M
  20. Fondazione CON IL SUD $3.6 M
  21. Oak Foundation $3.4 M
  22. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $3.1 M
  23. The California Endowment $2.9 M
  24. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $2.9 M
  25. The Skoll Foundation $2.9 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

10%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$373.6 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
1,059 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $81.8 M
  2. United States $73.4 M
  3. Canada $43.1 M
  4. Germany $37.6 M
  5. European Union Institutions $34.9 M
  6. Finland $22.4 M
  7. Spain $20.8 M
  8. Norway $18.6 M
  9. United Kingdom $9.8 M
  10. Denmark $5.9 M
  11. Asian Development Bank $5.2 M
  12. Switzerland $4.6 M
  13. Belgium $4.6 M
  14. Australia $3.2 M
  15. Ireland $2.0 M
  16. Netherlands $1.4 M
  17. Italy $1.2 M
  18. France $1.0 M
  19. Austria $838.8 K
  20. Luxembourg $563.6 K
  21. Global Environment Facility $384.9 K
  22. Korea $87.6 K
  23. Czech Republic $34.2 K
  24. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $9.2 K
  25. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$19,158,077 (5%)
387 Grants (12%)

Caribbean

$876,678 (0%)
29 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$488,276 (0%)
46 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$69,584,079 (20%)
202 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$45,878,612 (13%)
974 Grants (31%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,386,692 (0%)
19 Grants (1%)

North America

$177,067,965 (50%)
927 Grants (29%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$27,598,961 (8%)
482 Grants (15%)

Western Europe

$12,746,014 (4%)
96 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.