6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$165.2 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
1,453 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $50.4 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $22.7 M
  3. The Freedom Forum $22.5 M
  4. Ford Foundation $19.9 M
  5. Foundation to Promote Open Society $13.0 M
  6. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $6.9 M
  7. Wikimedia Foundation $6.2 M
  8. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $5.5 M
  9. Omidyar Network Fund $2.9 M
  10. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.0 M
  11. NoVo Foundation $1.8 M
  12. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.5 M
  13. The Open Technology Fund $1.3 M
  14. Big Lottery Fund $1.2 M
  15. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $1.1 M
  16. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $1.1 M
  17. Oak Foundation $1.0 M
  18. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $800.0 K
  19. American Jewish World Service $798.7 K
  20. Bloomberg Philanthropies $746.1 K
  21. AccessNow $551.4 K
  22. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $500.0 K
  23. Foundation for a Just Society $500.0 K
  24. Fund for Global Human Rights $495.5 K
  25. Hivos $493.5 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$33.0 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
209 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $10.5 M
  2. United States $9.3 M
  3. European Union Institutions $6.4 M
  4. Norway $2.5 M
  5. Canada $1.4 M
  6. United Kingdom $1.2 M
  7. Finland $512.6 K
  8. Spain $397.1 K
  9. Germany $345.8 K
  10. Netherlands $194.4 K
  11. Switzerland $98.6 K
  12. Estonia $97.3 K
  13. Italy $38.7 K
  14. Czech Republic $25.3 K
  15. Austria $5.7 K
  16. M = Millions

Key Findings: 2016 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$6,925,829 (4%)
185 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$2,244,190 (1%)
23 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$10,225,740 (6%)
273 Grants (19%)

Global Programs

$27,228,439 (16%)
112 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,472,142 (3%)
112 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,770,734 (2%)
108 Grants (7%)

North America

$99,115,687 (60%)
450 Grants (31%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$4,101,319 (2%)
87 Grants (6%)

Western Europe

$7,917,191 (5%)
103 Grants (7%)

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.