9%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$317.8 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
1,516 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Foundation to Promote Open Society $39.2 M
  2. Ford Foundation $36.6 M
  3. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $35.5 M
  4. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $17.1 M
  5. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $16.1 M
  6. Freedom House $12.9 M
  7. Annie E. Casey Foundation $10.6 M
  8. Laura and John Arnold Foundation $10.5 M
  9. NoVo Foundation $9.1 M
  10. Public Welfare Foundation $8.5 M
  11. Oak Foundation $7.5 M
  12. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $7.2 M
  13. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $6.7 M
  14. JPB Foundation $5.1 M
  15. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.9 M
  16. Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.4 M
  17. Greater Washington Community Foundation $3.2 M
  18. Kohlberg Foundation $3.2 M
  19. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.0 M
  20. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.7 M
  21. Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust $2.7 M
  22. Carnegie Corporation of New York $2.5 M
  23. Proteus Fund $2.2 M
  24. EsmŽe Fairbairn Foundation $2.2 M
  25. Libra Foundation $1.8 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

<1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$129.4 Thousand out of
$314.9 Million for all rights
937 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Switzerland $20.4 K
  2. European Union Institutions $18.7 K
  3. United States $12.0 K
  4. United Kingdom $11.5 K
  5. Norway $11.1 K
  6. Sweden $9.1 K
  7. Germany $8.0 K
  8. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $7.1 K
  9. Canada $4.8 K
  10. Denmark $3.6 K
  11. Belgium $3.6 K
  12. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $2.9 K
  13. Netherlands $2.5 K
  14. Finland $2.4 K
  15. Ireland $2.3 K
  16. Spain $2.0 K
  17. Australia $1.5 K
  18. Italy $1.3 K
  19. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $1.2 K
  20. France $1.0 K
  21. Slovak Republic $582
  22. Austria $568
  23. Luxembourg $457
  24. Asian Development Bank $209.3 K
  25. Iceland $112.1 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$8,743,584 (3%)
50 Grants (3%)

Caribbean

$1,018,815 (0%)
11 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$4,266,531 (1%)
17 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$23,757,324 (7%)
75 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$16,121,722 (5%)
78 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,179,937 (1%)
38 Grants (3%)

North America

$246,538,283 (78%)
1,112 Grants (73%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$9,626,618 (3%)
60 Grants (4%)

Western Europe

$7,266,233 (2%)
90 Grants (6%)

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.