10%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$405.8 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
3,712 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $34.2 M
  2. European Endowment for Democracy $25.6 M
  3. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $25.3 M
  4. Foundation to Promote Open Society $24.0 M
  5. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $23.6 M
  6. Open Society Policy Center $16.0 M
  7. Schmidt Family Foundation $12.6 M
  8. NoVo Foundation $12.2 M
  9. Ford Foundation $11.0 M
  10. Oak Foundation $10.6 M
  11. Libra Foundation $9.8 M
  12. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $8.6 M
  13. Sigrid Rausing Trust $7.8 M
  14. Batchelor Foundation $6.5 M
  15. Tides Foundation $5.1 M
  16. Lakeshore Foundation $5.0 M
  17. Open Society Initiative for Europe $4.8 M
  18. Marguerite Casey Foundation $4.8 M
  19. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $4.2 M
  20. Omidyar Network Fund $3.8 M
  21. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.7 M
  22. Alphawood Foundation $3.7 M
  23. Communities Foundation of Oklahoma $3.7 M
  24. John Templeton Foundation $3.6 M
  25. Wallace Global Fund $3.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

10%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$585.0 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
3,204 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Switzerland $99.4 M
  2. United States $83.7 M
  3. European Union Institutions $69.3 M
  4. Sweden $54.7 M
  5. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $42.3 M
  6. Denmark $41.3 M
  7. United Kingdom $37.3 M
  8. Norway $34.6 M
  9. Germany $22.5 M
  10. Netherlands $18.7 M
  11. Spain $14.6 M
  12. Australia $10.3 M
  13. France $9.7 M
  14. Ireland $9.1 M
  15. Italy $6.1 M
  16. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $5.6 M
  17. Belgium $5.5 M
  18. Austria $3.6 M
  19. Finland $2.7 M
  20. Canada $2.7 M
  21. Luxembourg $2.5 M
  22. Saudi Arabia $2.1 M
  23. International Labour Organisation $1.7 M
  24. United Arab Emirates $1.1 M
  25. New Zealand $979.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$12,178,099 (3%)
147 Grants (4%)

Caribbean

$1,084,989 (0%)
13 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$21,928,395 (5%)
79 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$64,563,886 (16%)
384 Grants (10%)

Latin America & Mexico

$26,702,196 (7%)
221 Grants (6%)

Middle East & North Africa

$15,703,089 (4%)
124 Grants (3%)

North America

$207,789,936 (51%)
2,320 Grants (63%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$27,003,008 (7%)
168 Grants (5%)

Western Europe

$24,379,990 (6%)
229 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.