10%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$412.1 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
1,705 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $155.1 M
  2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $24.0 M
  3. James Irvine Foundation $20.3 M
  4. Foundation to Promote Open Society $13.2 M
  5. Laudes Foundation $12.8 M
  6. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $12.5 M
  7. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $11.0 M
  8. Kresge Foundation $9.8 M
  9. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $9.5 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $8.8 M
  11. Fondazione CON IL SUD $5.3 M
  12. Comic Relief $5.3 M
  13. Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust $4.7 M
  14. California Endowment $4.5 M
  15. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $4.1 M
  16. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $4.0 M
  17. Open Society Policy Center $3.8 M
  18. Foundation for a Just Society $3.8 M
  19. Tides Foundation $3.6 M
  20. Public Welfare Foundation $3.4 M
  21. Humanity United $3.2 M
  22. Rockefeller Foundation $3.2 M
  23. Freedom Fund (UK) $3.1 M
  24. JPMorgan Chase Foundation $2.9 M
  25. Wal-Mart Foundation $2.7 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$79.8 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
480 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Germany $23.7 M
  2. Sweden $10.2 M
  3. United States $9.4 M
  4. Belgium $9.0 M
  5. International Labour Organisation $6.0 M
  6. Norway $5.2 M
  7. European Union Institutions $4.0 M
  8. Switzerland $2.7 M
  9. Canada $2.6 M
  10. United Kingdom $2.0 M
  11. Finland $1.8 M
  12. Italy $1.1 M
  13. Spain $1.0 M
  14. Netherlands $431.0 K
  15. Czech Republic $195.8 K
  16. Korea $191.0 K
  17. Austria $118.8 K
  18. New Zealand $50.5 K
  19. Ireland $48.6 K
  20. France $13.4 K
  21. Denmark $2.5 K
  22. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $951
  23. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$31,909,594 (8%)
187 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$276,973 (0%)
13 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$849,150 (0%)
71 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$19,487,427 (5%)
78 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$10,949,901 (3%)
124 Grants (7%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,234,993 (1%)
37 Grants (2%)

North America

$307,769,838 (75%)
918 Grants (54%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$19,634,403 (5%)
173 Grants (10%)

Western Europe

$13,587,023 (3%)
125 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.