6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$164.6 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights
1,004 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Atlantic Philanthropies $28.5 M
  2. Ford Foundation $21.9 M
  3. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $17.7 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $15.6 M
  5. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $9.9 M
  6. Public Welfare Foundation $5.3 M
  7. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $4.9 M
  8. EEA and Norway Grants $4.6 M
  9. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $4.3 M
  10. National Endowment for Democracy $4.2 M
  11. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $3.8 M
  12. Freedom House $3.1 M
  13. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $2.7 M
  14. Selz Foundation $2.7 M
  15. The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust $2.5 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.5 M
  17. The Oak Foundation $1.2 M
  18. NoVo Foundation $1.2 M
  19. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $1.2 M
  20. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $1.1 M
  21. Fund For Global Human Rights $1.1 M
  22. Laura and John Arnold Foundation $1.0 M
  23. Galashiels Fund, Ltd. $1.0 M
  24. Claws Foundation $1.0 M
  25. Alliance for Open Society International $926.4 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

6%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$212.7 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights
723 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $36.2 M
  2. European Union Institutions $28.1 M
  3. Sweden $20.4 M
  4. Canada $18.6 M
  5. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $16.8 M
  6. Australia $13.8 M
  7. Finland $11.4 M
  8. Norway $10.6 M
  9. Denmark $10.3 M
  10. United Kingdom $9.8 M
  11. Switzerland $9.3 M
  12. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $8.7 M
  13. Germany $6.4 M
  14. Belgium $4.4 M
  15. Netherlands $3.4 M
  16. Italy $1.3 M
  17. Luxembourg $1.1 M
  18. Austria $636.9 K
  19. Ireland $563.9 K
  20. Spain $262.6 K
  21. Korea $159.4 K
  22. Poland $142.6 K
  23. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $103.4 K
  24. Portugal $64.7 K
  25. France $57.1 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2014 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$8,741,955 (5%)
64 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$1,436,710 (1%)
8 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$5,417,782 (3%)
79 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$5,350,521 (3%)
33 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$12,454,029 (8%)
72 Grants (7%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,103,856 (2%)
26 Grants (3%)

North America

$111,685,115 (68%)
556 Grants (55%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$11,788,196 (7%)
94 Grants (9%)

Western Europe

$10,767,523 (7%)
80 Grants (8%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • Humanity United
    International Commission of Jurists (Kenya)
    For its international justice program focused on advocacy for accountability at the national, regional and international level.
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
    Pretrial Justice Institute (United States)
    To provide technical assistance and training to sites exploring juvenile detention alternatives.