9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$282.1 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
1,550 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Libra Foundation $34.9 M
  2. Ford Foundation $33.7 M
  3. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $27.7 M
  4. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $19.0 M
  5. Tides Foundation $17.0 M
  6. Open Society Institute $15.6 M
  7. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $10.6 M
  8. The Libra Foundation $9.7 M
  9. Public Welfare Foundation $8.6 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $8.5 M
  11. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $6.3 M
  12. Laura and John Arnold Foundation $5.5 M
  13. Freedom House $5.0 M
  14. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $4.6 M
  15. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.6 M
  16. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $3.5 M
  17. Sergey Brin Family Foundation $3.3 M
  18. The JPB Foundation $3.2 M
  19. The Kohlberg Foundation $3.2 M
  20. Oak Foundation $2.8 M
  21. The New York Community Trust $2.7 M
  22. Foundation to Promote Open Society $2.7 M
  23. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $2.7 M
  24. Proteus Fund $2.0 M
  25. Heising-Simons Foundation $1.7 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$299.3 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
712 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United Kingdom $63.6 M
  2. European Union Institutions $55.6 M
  3. United States $41.5 M
  4. Denmark $23.4 M
  5. Sweden $21.5 M
  6. Germany $20.6 M
  7. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $14.6 M
  8. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $11.5 M
  9. Canada $11.4 M
  10. Norway $8.9 M
  11. Switzerland $7.9 M
  12. Australia $6.9 M
  13. Finland $2.8 M
  14. France $1.4 M
  15. Italy $1.4 M
  16. Ireland $1.4 M
  17. Netherlands $1.2 M
  18. Belgium $1.1 M
  19. Spain $966.8 K
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $657.0 K
  21. Japan $500.0 K
  22. Asian Development Bank $115.8 K
  23. Luxembourg $99.4 K
  24. Portugal $55.9 K
  25. Austria $42.8 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$5,425,340 (2%)
82 Grants (5%)

Caribbean

$74,621 (0%)
4 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,795,265 (1%)
26 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$24,207,422 (9%)
82 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$10,253,715 (4%)
95 Grants (6%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,984,156 (1%)
34 Grants (2%)

North America

$222,409,110 (79%)
1,108 Grants (71%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$10,123,441 (4%)
75 Grants (5%)

Western Europe

$6,470,860 (2%)
64 Grants (4%)

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.