4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$113.7 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
1,475 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Freedom Forum $31.2 M
  2. Ford Foundation $14.2 M
  3. Open Society Institute $13.8 M
  4. Wikimedia Foundation $7.8 M
  5. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $4.4 M
  6. Omidyar Network Fund $3.8 M
  7. Oak Foundation $3.7 M
  8. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $3.6 M
  9. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $2.5 M
  10. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.4 M
  11. Charles Koch Foundation $1.8 M
  12. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation $1.3 M
  13. Tides Foundation $1.2 M
  14. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $1.0 M
  15. Carnegie Corporation of New York $1.0 M
  16. The Brin Wojcicki Foundation $1.0 M
  17. Heising-Simons Foundation $938.5 K
  18. Foundation to Promote Open Society $929.9 K
  19. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $900.1 K
  20. AccessNow $895.5 K
  21. The Democracy Fund $875.0 K
  22. American Jewish World Service $858.7 K
  23. Media Development Investment Fund $815.3 K
  24. Proteus Fund $759.5 K
  25. NoVo Foundation $750.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$40.8 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
221 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $16.1 M
  2. United States $9.9 M
  3. Norway $4.5 M
  4. European Union Institutions $4.0 M
  5. Canada $1.4 M
  6. Germany $1.1 M
  7. United Kingdom $1.0 M
  8. Spain $725.8 K
  9. Netherlands $629.4 K
  10. Ireland $563.6 K
  11. Switzerland $323.2 K
  12. Finland $228.4 K
  13. Korea $153.3 K
  14. Estonia $60.9 K
  15. Czech Republic $11.2 K
  16. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,713,674 (3%)
259 Grants (18%)

Caribbean

$551,700 (0%)
12 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,066,074 (2%)
157 Grants (11%)

Global Programs

$16,379,399 (14%)
87 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,264,239 (5%)
139 Grants (9%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,380,407 (2%)
104 Grants (7%)

North America

$75,355,651 (66%)
350 Grants (24%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$3,823,815 (3%)
163 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$7,449,805 (7%)
217 Grants (15%)

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.