3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$128.4 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
928 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $28.5 M
  2. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $14.2 M
  3. Foundation to Promote Open Society $12.0 M
  4. Omidyar Network Fund $11.2 M
  5. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $8.0 M
  6. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $7.1 M
  7. Wikimedia Foundation $5.8 M
  8. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $4.3 M
  9. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $2.6 M
  10. Charles Koch Foundation $2.0 M
  11. John Templeton Foundation $1.8 M
  12. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.8 M
  13. Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.8 M
  14. Oak Foundation $1.5 M
  15. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation $1.1 M
  16. Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust $1.1 M
  17. Mozilla Foundation $1.1 M
  18. American Jewish World Service $1.1 M
  19. Open Society Initiative for Europe $996.3 K
  20. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $900.0 K
  21. Stichting Democratie en Media $889.3 K
  22. Access Now $756.1 K
  23. James Irvine Foundation $750.0 K
  24. NoVo Foundation $750.0 K
  25. Nathan Cummings Foundation $745.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$55.8 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
215 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $20.7 M
  2. Sweden $11.7 M
  3. United States $8.1 M
  4. Norway $5.7 M
  5. United Kingdom $4.6 M
  6. Switzerland $1.1 M
  7. Germany $1.1 M
  8. Netherlands $980.0 K
  9. Spain $536.4 K
  10. Canada $498.9 K
  11. France $221.2 K
  12. Finland $205.8 K
  13. Ireland $111.9 K
  14. Czech Republic $92.3 K
  15. Estonia $56.0 K
  16. Lithuania $20.2 K
  17. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$2,279,519 (2%)
34 Grants (4%)

Caribbean

$1,423,753 (1%)
19 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,547,507 (2%)
40 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$24,613,132 (19%)
102 Grants (11%)

Latin America & Mexico

$6,809,296 (5%)
145 Grants (16%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,548,881 (4%)
41 Grants (4%)

North America

$67,737,280 (53%)
399 Grants (43%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$12,917,754 (10%)
87 Grants (9%)

Western Europe

$7,249,053 (6%)
70 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.