12%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$326.9 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
3,143 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $58.9 M
  2. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $53.6 M
  3. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $16.5 M
  4. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $16.0 M
  5. Arcus Foundation $10.5 M
  6. Foundation to Promote Open Society $10.4 M
  7. Oak Foundation $9.9 M
  8. Fundación ONCE $8.7 M
  9. Big Lottery Fund $7.9 M
  10. Foundation for a Just Society $7.2 M
  11. NoVo Foundation $6.0 M
  12. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.4 M
  13. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.7 M
  14. Adelson Family Foundation $3.5 M
  15. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $3.5 M
  16. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $3.2 M
  17. Comic Relief $3.2 M
  18. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.7 M
  19. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.4 M
  20. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $2.3 M
  21. National Endowment for Democracy $2.2 M
  22. American Jewish World Service $2.0 M
  23. The Chicago Community Trust $2.0 M
  24. Human Dignity Foundation $2.0 M
  25. Global Fund for Women $2.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

12%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$449.2 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
2,236 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United Kingdom $52.9 M
  2. European Union Institutions $50.2 M
  3. Sweden $46.2 M
  4. Netherlands $44.0 M
  5. Spain $28.9 M
  6. Germany $27.8 M
  7. Norway $27.6 M
  8. United States $25.8 M
  9. Denmark $24.2 M
  10. Japan $16.2 M
  11. Australia $13.8 M
  12. Switzerland $12.9 M
  13. International Development Association $10.5 M
  14. Italy $9.6 M
  15. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $9.2 M
  16. Belgium $6.0 M
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $5.8 M
  18. Ireland $5.5 M
  19. Finland $5.4 M
  20. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $4.7 M
  21. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $4.3 M
  22. France $3.5 M
  23. Canada $3.5 M
  24. Korea $2.1 M
  25. International Labour Organisation $2.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$33,998,062 (10%)
237 Grants (8%)

Caribbean

$2,974,851 (1%)
34 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$4,760,266 (1%)
135 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$47,569,881 (15%)
154 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$38,302,323 (12%)
168 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$7,289,874 (2%)
123 Grants (4%)

North America

$155,666,081 (48%)
1,679 Grants (53%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$33,820,291 (10%)
241 Grants (8%)

Western Europe

$29,239,090 (9%)
409 Grants (13%)

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.