15%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$612.1 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
5,343 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $46.1 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $38.3 M
  3. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $36.1 M
  4. Foundation to Promote Open Society $31.7 M
  5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $26.3 M
  6. Oak Foundation $24.2 M
  7. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $22.6 M
  8. Kresge Foundation $18.7 M
  9. Tides Foundation $18.4 M
  10. Foundation for a Just Society $15.8 M
  11. Adelson Family Foundation $15.3 M
  12. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $12.8 M
  13. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $11.3 M
  14. Chicago Community Trust $9.6 M
  15. Open Society Policy Center $8.6 M
  16. California Community Foundation $8.5 M
  17. EEA and Norway Grants $8.5 M
  18. Sigrid Rausing Trust $7.6 M
  19. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $7.5 M
  20. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $7.1 M
  21. Comic Relief $7.0 M
  22. Libra Foundation $6.2 M
  23. San Francisco Foundation $6.2 M
  24. Marguerite Casey Foundation $5.8 M
  25. BHP Foundation $5.7 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

11%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$650.4 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
2,690 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. International Development Association $98.1 M
  2. European Union Institutions $60.1 M
  3. Sweden $49.5 M
  4. Germany $46.2 M
  5. Norway $44.2 M
  6. Netherlands $40.6 M
  7. Spain $38.5 M
  8. France $34.4 M
  9. Canada $34.2 M
  10. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $22.4 M
  11. UN Institute for Disarmament Research $20.2 M
  12. Japan $18.0 M
  13. United Kingdom $16.9 M
  14. United States $16.2 M
  15. Italy $13.5 M
  16. Australia $12.5 M
  17. Switzerland $12.3 M
  18. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $11.1 M
  19. Denmark $10.2 M
  20. Ireland $9.6 M
  21. Central Emergency Response Fund $7.8 M
  22. Belgium $7.7 M
  23. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $7.1 M
  24. Austria $3.9 M
  25. Finland $3.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$18,436,756 (3%)
331 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$1,569,295 (0%)
39 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$26,922,858 (4%)
335 Grants (6%)

Global Programs

$64,646,952 (11%)
248 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$18,572,203 (3%)
368 Grants (7%)

Middle East & North Africa

$8,262,186 (1%)
126 Grants (2%)

North America

$401,580,133 (66%)
2,922 Grants (55%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$34,611,459 (6%)
593 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$36,070,835 (6%)
413 Grants (8%)

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.