4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$133.3 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
727 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $36.9 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $13.5 M
  3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $11.4 M
  4. C&A Foundation $8.5 M
  5. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $6.4 M
  6. The James Irvine Foundation $6.4 M
  7. Public Welfare Foundation $4.0 M
  8. Open Society Institute $3.5 M
  9. Knight Foundation $2.6 M
  10. Tides Foundation $2.3 M
  11. The JPB Foundation $2.1 M
  12. The Nathan Cummings Foundation $2.1 M
  13. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $2.1 M
  14. Anonymous Funder 13 $1.9 M
  15. Foundation for a Just Society $1.7 M
  16. Mama Cash $1.5 M
  17. Hivos $1.4 M
  18. Levi Strauss Foundation $1.1 M
  19. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $1.1 M
  20. NEO Philanthropy $925.0 K
  21. NIKE Foundation $840.0 K
  22. Red Umbrella Fund $809.4 K
  23. Foundation to Promote Open Society $774.0 K
  24. The Freedom Fund (UK) $742.9 K
  25. General Service Foundation $725.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$70.7 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
320 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Germany $17.8 M
  2. United States $15.7 M
  3. European Union Institutions $8.5 M
  4. Belgium $6.9 M
  5. Australia $5.4 M
  6. Norway $4.0 M
  7. Sweden $3.4 M
  8. Switzerland $2.2 M
  9. International Labour Organisation $1.9 M
  10. Canada $1.7 M
  11. Finland $1.6 M
  12. Spain $751.6 K
  13. Denmark $331.6 K
  14. Netherlands $150.9 K
  15. Italy $114.2 K
  16. France $91.3 K
  17. Ireland $89.0 K
  18. United Kingdom $44.8 K
  19. Austria $39.2 K
  20. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $30.7 K
  21. Portugal $26.0 K
  22. Czech Republic $10.7 K
  23. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$21,769,146 (16%)
115 Grants (16%)

Caribbean

$344,419 (0%)
7 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,236,207 (1%)
9 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$10,942,602 (8%)
32 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$9,049,952 (7%)
101 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,220,746 (2%)
16 Grants (2%)

North America

$82,960,862 (62%)
356 Grants (49%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$11,245,700 (8%)
78 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$5,229,789 (4%)
40 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.