8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$212.8 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
1,366 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $35.3 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $24.7 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $23.6 M
  4. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $22.5 M
  5. Comic Relief $10.4 M
  6. The James Irvine Foundation $9.2 M
  7. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $6.4 M
  8. Foundation to Promote Open Society $6.4 M
  9. MetLife Foundation $3.9 M
  10. Public Welfare Foundation $3.6 M
  11. Oak Foundation $3.5 M
  12. The Rockefeller Foundation $3.4 M
  13. Foundation for a Just Society $3.3 M
  14. The JPB Foundation $2.9 M
  15. Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation $2.3 M
  16. Big Lottery Fund $2.3 M
  17. Segal Family Foundation $2.1 M
  18. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $2.0 M
  19. The Kendeda Fund $2.0 M
  20. Marguerite Casey Foundation $1.9 M
  21. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $1.7 M
  22. Surdna Foundation $1.7 M
  23. Humanity United $1.6 M
  24. Thomas J. Long Foundation $1.5 M
  25. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $1.5 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$55.3 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
242 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $12.6 M
  2. European Union Institutions $7.7 M
  3. Germany $7.0 M
  4. Denmark $6.1 M
  5. Belgium $4.0 M
  6. Sweden $3.9 M
  7. Norway $3.4 M
  8. International Labour Organisation $3.3 M
  9. Switzerland $2.2 M
  10. Finland $2.1 M
  11. Canada $1.2 M
  12. Spain $1.1 M
  13. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $217.1 K
  14. United Kingdom $180.7 K
  15. Italy $95.7 K
  16. Austria $61.9 K
  17. Portugal $29.2 K
  18. Slovak Republic $28.9 K
  19. Netherlands $26.4 K
  20. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$15,471,278 (7%)
161 Grants (12%)

Caribbean

$2,799,929 (1%)
24 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,122,289 (1%)
59 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$13,081,533 (6%)
39 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$10,521,307 (5%)
128 Grants (9%)

Middle East & North Africa

$5,923,573 (3%)
46 Grants (3%)

North America

$126,598,468 (59%)
613 Grants (45%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$27,062,506 (13%)
227 Grants (17%)

Western Europe

$10,425,792 (5%)
81 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.