17%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$642.2 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
6,038 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $71.8 M
  2. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $69.6 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $36.1 M
  4. Foundation to Promote Open Society $29.3 M
  5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $28.6 M
  6. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $28.2 M
  7. Foundation for a Just Society $16.8 M
  8. JPB Foundation $14.3 M
  9. Tides Foundation $12.1 M
  10. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $11.1 M
  11. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $10.3 M
  12. Arcus Foundation $9.8 M
  13. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $8.4 M
  14. San Francisco Foundation $8.2 M
  15. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $8.0 M
  16. Oak Foundation $7.5 M
  17. Gill Foundation $7.4 M
  18. Chicago Community Trust $7.0 M
  19. Marguerite Casey Foundation $6.8 M
  20. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $6.6 M
  21. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $6.6 M
  22. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $6.1 M
  23. Bush Foundation $6.1 M
  24. Kresge Foundation $5.9 M
  25. Comic Relief $5.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

11%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$528.0 Million out of
$5.0 Billion for all rights
2,528 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $82.0 M
  2. Japan $51.7 M
  3. International Development Association $45.1 M
  4. Sweden $42.1 M
  5. Germany $38.6 M
  6. Netherlands $36.9 M
  7. Spain $31.8 M
  8. Norway $28.3 M
  9. Italy $23.1 M
  10. Australia $22.5 M
  11. Denmark $18.3 M
  12. United Kingdom $12.2 M
  13. Canada $11.9 M
  14. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $10.2 M
  15. Switzerland $9.8 M
  16. Belgium $9.7 M
  17. Ireland $8.5 M
  18. United States $7.9 M
  19. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $6.1 M
  20. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $5.8 M
  21. Finland $5.7 M
  22. African Development Fund (African Development Fund) $3.7 M
  23. Luxembourg $3.3 M
  24. France $2.4 M
  25. Austria $2.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$19,301,839 (3%)
423 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$9,688,791 (2%)
64 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$7,005,316 (1%)
314 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$44,192,300 (7%)
257 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$36,247,442 (6%)
447 Grants (7%)

Middle East & North Africa

$24,655,160 (4%)
197 Grants (3%)

North America

$444,824,649 (69%)
3,475 Grants (58%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$46,888,439 (7%)
538 Grants (9%)

Western Europe

$35,125,513 (5%)
367 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.