9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$306.9 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
2,997 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Foundation to Promote Open Society $55.9 M
  2. Ford Foundation $52.2 M
  3. Fund for Policy Reform $30.5 M
  4. Open Society Institute $18.7 M
  5. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $17.4 M
  6. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $16.5 M
  7. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $9.2 M
  8. NoVo Foundation $6.7 M
  9. Open Society Policy Center $6.6 M
  10. Crankstart Foundation $6.1 M
  11. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.4 M
  12. The San Francisco Foundation $4.3 M
  13. Surdna Foundation $4.1 M
  14. The Democracy Fund $4.1 M
  15. Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta $4.0 M
  16. Tides Foundation $4.0 M
  17. Yellow Chair Foundation $3.9 M
  18. The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation $3.8 M
  19. The JPB Foundation $3.3 M
  20. Marguerite Casey Foundation $3.3 M
  21. Oak Foundation $3.2 M
  22. Omidyar Network Fund $3.2 M
  23. Greater Washington Community Foundation $3.1 M
  24. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $3.0 M
  25. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $2.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

14%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$541.3 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
1,949 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $162.8 M
  2. Switzerland $96.2 M
  3. United States $45.6 M
  4. Sweden $43.6 M
  5. Germany $31.3 M
  6. Denmark $24.7 M
  7. Norway $23.6 M
  8. Spain $16.0 M
  9. Australia $15.1 M
  10. Netherlands $14.5 M
  11. International Labour Organisation $8.2 M
  12. Ireland $8.0 M
  13. Belgium $7.3 M
  14. United Kingdom $5.7 M
  15. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $5.6 M
  16. France $5.6 M
  17. Canada $5.4 M
  18. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $4.6 M
  19. Austria $3.8 M
  20. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $2.8 M
  21. Saudi Arabia $2.6 M
  22. Italy $2.5 M
  23. Finland $1.6 M
  24. United Arab Emirates $811.0 K
  25. Luxembourg $805.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$13,275,059 (4%)
111 Grants (4%)

Caribbean

$1,784,804 (1%)
19 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$4,069,151 (1%)
31 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$43,037,783 (14%)
279 Grants (9%)

Latin America & Mexico

$25,559,056 (8%)
232 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,895,435 (2%)
75 Grants (3%)

North America

$200,131,562 (65%)
2,036 Grants (68%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$12,136,278 (4%)
96 Grants (3%)

Western Europe

$10,642,952 (3%)
151 Grants (5%)

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.