8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$336.0 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
2,029 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $67.7 M
  2. California Endowment $47.2 M
  3. Ford Foundation $15.7 M
  4. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $14.9 M
  5. Comic Relief $14.3 M
  6. Oak Foundation $13.3 M
  7. Colorado Health Foundation $11.7 M
  8. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $9.8 M
  9. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $8.9 M
  10. Foundation to Promote Open Society $7.4 M
  11. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $7.4 M
  12. Kresge Foundation $6.9 M
  13. Open Society Policy Center $6.7 M
  14. EEA and Norway Grants $6.1 M
  15. Margaret A. Cargill Foundation $5.6 M
  16. California Wellness Foundation $4.2 M
  17. Skoll Foundation $3.5 M
  18. Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales $3.0 M
  19. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.8 M
  20. Colorado Trust $2.6 M
  21. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation $2.6 M
  22. Sergey Brin Family Foundation $2.5 M
  23. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.4 M
  24. San Francisco Foundation $2.3 M
  25. David and Lucile Packard Foundation $2.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

5%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$281.4 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
1,051 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Canada $66.2 M
  2. United States $52.3 M
  3. Sweden $31.7 M
  4. United Kingdom $25.7 M
  5. Spain $17.1 M
  6. Belgium $12.9 M
  7. World Health Organization (WHO) $12.6 M
  8. Norway $8.4 M
  9. European Union Institutions $7.9 M
  10. Global Fund $6.6 M
  11. Germany $6.4 M
  12. Italy $6.2 M
  13. Finland $5.5 M
  14. Switzerland $5.0 M
  15. Australia $3.0 M
  16. Iceland $3.0 M
  17. Korea $2.8 M
  18. Netherlands $1.7 M
  19. Austria $1.5 M
  20. Ireland $1.4 M
  21. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.4 M
  22. Croatia $978.8 K
  23. France $589.0 K
  24. United Arab Emirates $190.0 K
  25. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $67.5 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$13,808,323 (4%)
108 Grants (5%)

Caribbean

$1,588,948 (0%)
24 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$6,757,136 (2%)
67 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$11,673,861 (3%)
50 Grants (2%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,260,482 (2%)
114 Grants (6%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,171,174 (0%)
25 Grants (1%)

North America

$243,433,857 (72%)
1,158 Grants (57%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$27,825,545 (8%)
223 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$25,221,905 (8%)
274 Grants (14%)

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.