6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$167.3 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
1,470 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Vanguard Charitable-Donor Advised Fund $35.3 M
  2. Foundation to Promote Open Society $27.3 M
  3. Ford Foundation $17.4 M
  4. Robina Foundation $11.0 M
  5. Humanity United $10.8 M
  6. The JPB Foundation $5.8 M
  7. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $5.4 M
  8. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $4.7 M
  9. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.1 M
  10. Yellow Chair Foundation $4.0 M
  11. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.8 M
  12. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $3.7 M
  13. Oak Foundation $3.4 M
  14. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $3.3 M
  15. Marguerite Casey Foundation $3.2 M
  16. National Endowment for Democracy $3.2 M
  17. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.2 M
  18. Foundation for a Just Society $3.1 M
  19. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.6 M
  20. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $2.6 M
  21. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.5 M
  22. Carnegie Corporation of New York $2.3 M
  23. The Pershing Square Foundation $2.0 M
  24. The San Francisco Foundation $1.9 M
  25. Google Foundation $1.5 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

15%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$587.3 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
2,632 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $174.8 M
  2. Switzerland $104.8 M
  3. Sweden $50.5 M
  4. United States $34.5 M
  5. Germany $29.9 M
  6. Norway $25.8 M
  7. Denmark $23.4 M
  8. Netherlands $22.5 M
  9. Australia $14.1 M
  10. Spain $13.3 M
  11. United Kingdom $11.8 M
  12. France $10.8 M
  13. International Labour Organisation $10.0 M
  14. Belgium $8.5 M
  15. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $8.5 M
  16. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $8.4 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $6.8 M
  18. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $6.3 M
  19. Ireland $4.9 M
  20. Canada $3.7 M
  21. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $3.5 M
  22. Italy $1.6 M
  23. International Development Association $1.5 M
  24. Finland $1.5 M
  25. Luxembourg $1.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings: 2016 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$4,592,100 (3%)
67 Grants (5%)

Caribbean

$1,079,165 (1%)
20 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,939,347 (2%)
37 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$42,280,879 (25%)
219 Grants (15%)

Latin America & Mexico

$7,186,217 (4%)
82 Grants (6%)

Middle East & North Africa

$5,724,845 (3%)
92 Grants (6%)

North America

$93,523,122 (56%)
805 Grants (55%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$4,661,254 (3%)
71 Grants (5%)

Western Europe

$6,196,060 (4%)
82 Grants (6%)

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.