7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$193.8 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
1,305 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $39.4 M
  2. Foundation to Promote Open Society $25.8 M
  3. Ford Foundation $22.5 M
  4. Laura and John Arnold Foundation $11.2 M
  5. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $8.7 M
  6. Oak Foundation $8.1 M
  7. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $6.7 M
  8. Public Welfare Foundation $5.0 M
  9. National Endowment for Democracy $5.0 M
  10. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.9 M
  11. Vanguard Charitable-Donor Advised Fund $2.8 M
  12. NEO Philanthropy $2.4 M
  13. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $2.3 M
  14. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.2 M
  15. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.1 M
  16. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $1.9 M
  17. The Pershing Square Foundation $1.9 M
  18. The Sherwood Foundation $1.6 M
  19. The JPB Foundation $1.6 M
  20. Proteus Fund $1.4 M
  21. The Tow Foundation $1.3 M
  22. Big Lottery Fund $1.2 M
  23. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation $1.1 M
  24. Fund for Global Human Rights $1.0 M
  25. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

5%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$203.7 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
679 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $34.0 M
  2. United States $33.3 M
  3. United Kingdom $20.5 M
  4. Sweden $16.7 M
  5. Denmark $15.5 M
  6. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $15.3 M
  7. Germany $12.0 M
  8. Switzerland $11.4 M
  9. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $8.2 M
  10. Norway $8.0 M
  11. Canada $7.8 M
  12. Netherlands $7.4 M
  13. Australia $6.0 M
  14. Finland $3.3 M
  15. Italy $1.0 M
  16. Spain $797.3 K
  17. Belgium $746.2 K
  18. Ireland $608.5 K
  19. New Zealand $343.3 K
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $267.9 K
  21. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $114.9 K
  22. France $111.7 K
  23. OPEC Fund for International Development $91.9 K
  24. Luxembourg $80.9 K
  25. Estonia $60.8 K
  26. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$5,543,120 (3%)
97 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$2,055,661 (1%)
18 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,605,204 (2%)
60 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$12,176,877 (6%)
46 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$14,655,756 (8%)
84 Grants (6%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,126,295 (1%)
35 Grants (3%)

North America

$144,764,207 (75%)
814 Grants (62%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$7,009,000 (4%)
79 Grants (6%)

Western Europe

$9,271,741 (5%)
90 Grants (7%)

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.