3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$114.2 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
761 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $13.3 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $10.2 M
  3. Wal-Mart Foundation $10.0 M
  4. Ford Foundation $6.8 M
  5. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $6.8 M
  6. James Irvine Foundation $5.6 M
  7. Humanity United $5.3 M
  8. JPB Foundation $4.3 M
  9. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.6 M
  10. Foundation to Promote Open Society $3.3 M
  11. JPMorgan Chase Foundation $2.9 M
  12. Foundation for a Just Society $2.9 M
  13. Laudes Foundation $2.8 M
  14. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $1.8 M
  15. Public Welfare Foundation $1.7 M
  16. Freedom Fund (UK) $1.6 M
  17. Nathan Cummings Foundation $1.5 M
  18. Trust for London $1.5 M
  19. Prudential Foundation $1.3 M
  20. African Women's Development Fund $1.1 M
  21. Fund for Global Human Rights $1.1 M
  22. Hivos $1.0 M
  23. Global Fund for Women $894.2 K
  24. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $850.0 K
  25. Surdna Foundation $750.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$92.1 Million out of
$5.0 Billion for all rights
570 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Germany $33.4 M
  2. United States $14.8 M
  3. European Union Institutions $10.0 M
  4. Belgium $9.4 M
  5. Sweden $6.0 M
  6. International Labour Organisation $5.9 M
  7. Switzerland $3.6 M
  8. Norway $3.5 M
  9. Finland $2.4 M
  10. Italy $1.1 M
  11. Canada $716.0 K
  12. Spain $569.7 K
  13. Denmark $321.3 K
  14. Czech Republic $138.8 K
  15. Austria $127.7 K
  16. Korea $103.3 K
  17. Australia $40.3 K
  18. Slovak Republic $5.4 K
  19. France $774
  20. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$10,891,929 (10%)
125 Grants (16%)

Caribbean

$165,498 (0%)
6 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$514,014 (0%)
15 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$10,445,667 (9%)
30 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,460,117 (3%)
91 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,040,489 (3%)
21 Grants (3%)

North America

$73,207,948 (64%)
354 Grants (47%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$6,672,269 (6%)
82 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$3,270,402 (3%)
40 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.