9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$290.8 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
1,959 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $60.5 M
  2. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $51.7 M
  3. The California Endowment $38.2 M
  4. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $14.9 M
  5. Open Society Institute $11.2 M
  6. Ford Foundation $6.8 M
  7. The National Lottery Community Fund $5.9 M
  8. Tides Foundation $5.5 M
  9. Oak Foundation $4.3 M
  10. Comic Relief $4.3 M
  11. Bridge House Estates $4.0 M
  12. Segal Family Foundation $3.7 M
  13. NoVo Foundation $3.6 M
  14. The Ontario Trillium Foundation $3.6 M
  15. The Tudor Trust $3.1 M
  16. The California Wellness Foundation $3.0 M
  17. Anonymous Funder 13 $2.8 M
  18. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.0 M
  19. The Kresge Foundation $1.9 M
  20. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $1.8 M
  21. Foundation to Promote Open Society $1.6 M
  22. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation $1.6 M
  23. The Merck Company Foundation $1.5 M
  24. King Baudouin Foundation $1.3 M
  25. Trust for London $1.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

4%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$163.2 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
718 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $79.1 M
  2. Canada $13.8 M
  3. Sweden $12.8 M
  4. Spain $12.5 M
  5. Norway $8.2 M
  6. European Union Institutions $6.6 M
  7. Finland $4.6 M
  8. Italy $3.6 M
  9. Germany $3.6 M
  10. World Health Organization (WHO) $3.4 M
  11. Korea $2.7 M
  12. Ireland $2.2 M
  13. Australia $2.0 M
  14. Netherlands $1.8 M
  15. Switzerland $1.6 M
  16. United Kingdom $1.5 M
  17. France $1.1 M
  18. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $1.0 M
  19. Iceland $617.6 K
  20. Belgium $143.9 K
  21. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $96.0 K
  22. Czech Republic $72.1 K
  23. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $62.3 K
  24. Austria $59.9 K
  25. International Labour Organisation $6.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$41,516,615 (14%)
107 Grants (5%)

Caribbean

$574,600 (0%)
14 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,343,981 (0%)
47 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$50,017,006 (17%)
60 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$9,340,729 (3%)
150 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$995,901 (0%)
31 Grants (2%)

North America

$169,999,520 (58%)
1,065 Grants (54%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$47,005,635 (16%)
254 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$24,868,734 (9%)
237 Grants (12%)

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.