12%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$344.5 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
2,349 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Big Lottery Fund $96.0 M
  2. The California Endowment $42.6 M
  3. Comic Relief $29.8 M
  4. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $29.7 M
  5. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $27.1 M
  6. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $12.7 M
  7. Oak Foundation $10.6 M
  8. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $9.1 M
  9. ViiV Healthcare $8.8 M
  10. Elton John AIDS Foundation (London) $7.3 M
  11. Foundation to Promote Open Society $6.9 M
  12. Ford Foundation $5.0 M
  13. Elton John AIDS Foundation $4.8 M
  14. Stop AIDS Now $3.6 M
  15. Segal Family Foundation $3.5 M
  16. The California Wellness Foundation $3.4 M
  17. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $3.0 M
  18. Stephen Lewis Foundation $2.5 M
  19. NoVo Foundation $2.1 M
  20. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $1.9 M
  21. King Baudouin Foundation $1.5 M
  22. Bridge House Estates $1.4 M
  23. Hivos $1.4 M
  24. The Kresge Foundation $1.2 M
  25. Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $1.2 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$135.2 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
757 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $32.4 M
  2. Sweden $21.1 M
  3. Spain $15.9 M
  4. Canada $13.0 M
  5. Australia $12.5 M
  6. European Union Institutions $8.6 M
  7. Norway $8.4 M
  8. Germany $4.7 M
  9. Finland $4.4 M
  10. World Health Organization (WHO) $3.3 M
  11. Switzerland $1.6 M
  12. Netherlands $1.5 M
  13. Italy $1.4 M
  14. Belgium $1.3 M
  15. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $1.2 M
  16. OPEC Fund for International Development $878.9 K
  17. France $665.7 K
  18. United Kingdom $625.3 K
  19. International Labour Organisation $352.5 K
  20. Ireland $342.9 K
  21. Korea $225.7 K
  22. United Arab Emirates $219.8 K
  23. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $190.5 K
  24. Japan $77.2 K
  25. Austria $66.8 K
  26. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$11,169,454 (3%)
167 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$2,811,362 (1%)
39 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$5,210,213 (2%)
66 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$5,909,488 (2%)
59 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,730,807 (2%)
178 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$670,852 (0%)
37 Grants (2%)

North America

$153,230,412 (44%)
860 Grants (37%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$53,060,003 (15%)
439 Grants (19%)

Western Europe

$97,325,402 (28%)
504 Grants (21%)

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.