6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$149.4 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
1,360 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $19.7 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $18.8 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $9.8 M
  4. The Atlantic Philanthropies $8.3 M
  5. New Israel Fund $6.1 M
  6. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $4.5 M
  7. Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation $4.1 M
  8. Human Dignity Foundation $3.4 M
  9. Public Welfare Foundation $3.2 M
  10. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $3.0 M
  11. ExxonMobil Foundation $3.0 M
  12. Avina Americas $2.9 M
  13. Bloomberg Philanthropies $2.8 M
  14. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $2.7 M
  15. NIKE Foundation $2.6 M
  16. Comic Relief UK $2.2 M
  17. American Jewish World Service $2.2 M
  18. Trust for London $2.1 M
  19. Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $2.1 M
  20. The San Francisco Foundation $2.0 M
  21. The Oak Foundation $2.0 M
  22. Nationale Postcode Loterij $2.0 M
  23. NoVo Foundation $1.8 M
  24. FundaciĆ³n ONCE $1.8 M
  25. Marguerite Casey Foundation $1.8 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$116.8 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
355 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $61.2 M
  2. Norway $27.3 M
  3. Belgium $5.3 M
  4. Sweden $4.9 M
  5. Germany $3.8 M
  6. European Union Institutions $3.5 M
  7. Canada $3.3 M
  8. Australia $2.8 M
  9. France $1.5 M
  10. Denmark $792.1 K
  11. Spain $739.0 K
  12. Finland $715.5 K
  13. Netherlands $434.2 K
  14. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $131.1 K
  15. Switzerland $113.8 K
  16. Japan $91.9 K
  17. United Kingdom $80.0 K
  18. Italy $46.7 K
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $25.5 K
  20. M = Millions

Key Findings: 2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$11,203,190 (7%)
157 Grants (12%)

Caribbean

$518,222 (0%)
16 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,455,048 (2%)
60 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$10,111,451 (7%)
44 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$11,012,687 (7%)
152 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$7,528,222 (5%)
132 Grants (10%)

North America

$79,856,902 (53%)
564 Grants (41%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$19,155,139 (13%)
155 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$9,163,754 (6%)
89 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.

Sample Grants

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    Solidarity Center (United States)
    To educate and empower Haitian migrant workers to exercise their rights under Dominican law; strengthen the capacity of Dominican and Haitian unions to advocate for respect for the rights of migrant workers; and improve access to justice for migrant workers who are denied fundamental labor rights.
  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
    National Domestic Workers Alliance (United States)
    To transform the domestic care industry by improving standards, developing domestic workers as leaders, conducting studies, and advocating for reform measures.