12%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$462.2 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
4,558 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $36.8 M
  2. Foundation to Promote Open Society $36.3 M
  3. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $30.1 M
  4. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $26.6 M
  5. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $23.4 M
  6. Tulsa Community Foundation $21.5 M
  7. European Endowment for Democracy $15.7 M
  8. Crankstart Foundation $15.2 M
  9. John Templeton Foundation $12.8 M
  10. Oak Foundation $10.8 M
  11. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $9.2 M
  12. Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan $8.9 M
  13. Libra Foundation $7.1 M
  14. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $6.9 M
  15. Sigrid Rausing Trust $6.1 M
  16. Charles Koch Foundation $6.0 M
  17. NoVo Foundation $5.5 M
  18. Larry Ellison Foundation $5.0 M
  19. Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation $4.7 M
  20. Sarah Scaife Foundation $4.7 M
  21. Batchelor Foundation $4.7 M
  22. Douglas & Maria DeVos Foundation $4.1 M
  23. Yellow Chair Foundation $4.1 M
  24. Wallace Global Fund $4.0 M
  25. San Francisco Foundation $3.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

<1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$366.0 Thousand out of
$314.9 Million for all rights
3,007 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $63.2 K
  2. United States $33.9 K
  3. Switzerland $33.8 K
  4. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $31.5 K
  5. Spain $24.5 K
  6. Sweden $23.1 K
  7. Germany $21.6 K
  8. International Labour Organisation $21.1 K
  9. Netherlands $18.8 K
  10. United Kingdom $15.6 K
  11. Norway $14.8 K
  12. Canada $10.7 K
  13. France $9.4 K
  14. Ireland $8.5 K
  15. Denmark $8.1 K
  16. Belgium $6.2 K
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $5.1 K
  18. Australia $2.8 K
  19. Italy $2.2 K
  20. Finland $1.9 K
  21. Austria $1.8 K
  22. Central Emergency Response Fund $1.6 K
  23. Saudi Arabia $1.4 K
  24. Luxembourg $1.1 K
  25. Inter-American Development Bank $762
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$20,074,789 (4%)
112 Grants (2%)

Caribbean

$505,389 (0%)
9 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$16,954,276 (4%)
64 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$93,260,213 (20%)
334 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$25,506,773 (6%)
247 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$20,339,274 (4%)
170 Grants (4%)

North America

$262,641,723 (57%)
3,257 Grants (71%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$29,293,590 (6%)
157 Grants (3%)

Western Europe

$21,560,412 (5%)
213 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.