8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$323.1 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
1,389 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Foundation to Promote Open Society $49.5 M
  2. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $49.1 M
  3. Ford Foundation $27.4 M
  4. Arnold Ventures $22.6 M
  5. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $20.8 M
  6. Oak Foundation $14.0 M
  7. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $10.9 M
  8. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $8.6 M
  9. Sergey Brin Family Foundation $8.0 M
  10. Lakeshore Foundation $5.7 M
  11. Libra Foundation $5.7 M
  12. Annie E. Casey Foundation $5.7 M
  13. Open Society Policy Center $4.9 M
  14. NoVo Foundation $4.4 M
  15. Heising-Simons Foundation $4.3 M
  16. Public Welfare Foundation $3.7 M
  17. Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation $3.3 M
  18. Tides Foundation $3.2 M
  19. Kohlberg Foundation $3.2 M
  20. Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies $2.8 M
  21. George Gund Foundation $2.5 M
  22. Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.4 M
  23. Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales $2.4 M
  24. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.3 M
  25. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $2.2 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

5%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$295.8 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
815 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $79.9 M
  2. United States $52.5 M
  3. Germany $34.3 M
  4. Sweden $21.0 M
  5. United Kingdom $14.5 M
  6. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $13.4 M
  7. Norway $11.7 M
  8. Canada $11.5 M
  9. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $10.3 M
  10. Switzerland $8.6 M
  11. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $7.0 M
  12. Denmark $5.5 M
  13. Australia $5.5 M
  14. France $3.6 M
  15. Finland $3.3 M
  16. Belgium $3.3 M
  17. Netherlands $2.8 M
  18. Spain $2.6 M
  19. Italy $2.5 M
  20. Ireland $1.6 M
  21. Luxembourg $138.5 K
  22. Slovak Republic $103.0 K
  23. Portugal $102.7 K
  24. Food and Agriculture Organisation $97.6 K
  25. Austria $20.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,707,688 (1%)
53 Grants (4%)

Caribbean

$611,016 (0%)
8 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,898,454 (1%)
25 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$31,786,816 (10%)
71 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$15,781,110 (5%)
111 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,500,587 (0%)
26 Grants (2%)

North America

$245,063,320 (76%)
955 Grants (69%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$9,548,259 (3%)
72 Grants (5%)

Western Europe

$13,728,470 (4%)
75 Grants (5%)

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.