9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$335.2 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
2,328 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $55.2 M
  2. California Endowment $45.4 M
  3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $36.4 M
  4. Oak Foundation $25.8 M
  5. Comic Relief $17.6 M
  6. California Wellness Foundation $9.6 M
  7. Foundation to Promote Open Society $8.1 M
  8. Ford Foundation $7.3 M
  9. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $6.5 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $6.1 M
  11. Wal-Mart Foundation $5.8 M
  12. Fondazione CON IL SUD $4.8 M
  13. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $4.4 M
  14. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $4.1 M
  15. Laura and John Arnold Foundation $3.3 M
  16. EsmŽe Fairbairn Foundation $3.2 M
  17. Trust for London $3.0 M
  18. Kresge Foundation $2.9 M
  19. Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales $2.9 M
  20. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $2.7 M
  21. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation $2.6 M
  22. Bridge House Estates $2.5 M
  23. San Francisco Foundation $2.3 M
  24. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.1 M
  25. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $2.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

5%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$258.8 Million out of
$5.0 Billion for all rights
718 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $98.7 M
  2. Sweden $38.0 M
  3. Spain $14.1 M
  4. Belgium $12.3 M
  5. United Kingdom $9.9 M
  6. Norway $9.8 M
  7. Australia $8.9 M
  8. Global Fund $8.8 M
  9. European Union Institutions $8.6 M
  10. World Health Organization (WHO) $7.7 M
  11. Germany $7.2 M
  12. Canada $6.6 M
  13. Switzerland $5.8 M
  14. France $5.5 M
  15. Finland $4.7 M
  16. Italy $3.8 M
  17. Korea $3.4 M
  18. Austria $1.2 M
  19. Iceland $1.1 M
  20. Netherlands $1.1 M
  21. Ireland $993.2 K
  22. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $247.9 K
  23. Slovak Republic $144.6 K
  24. Czech Republic $97.9 K
  25. Luxembourg $44.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$23,104,705 (7%)
105 Grants (5%)

Caribbean

$716,175 (0%)
31 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,271,818 (0%)
46 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$16,161,842 (5%)
65 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,869,592 (1%)
164 Grants (7%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,054,903 (1%)
25 Grants (1%)

North America

$208,887,032 (62%)
1,298 Grants (56%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$38,842,239 (12%)
265 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$37,276,130 (11%)
340 Grants (15%)

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.