5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$213.3 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
1,720 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $15.8 M
  2. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $14.8 M
  3. Oak Foundation $11.5 M
  4. Carnegie Corporation of New York $10.4 M
  5. Foundation to Promote Open Society $10.4 M
  6. Open Society Policy Center $7.7 M
  7. James Irvine Foundation $7.0 M
  8. Unbound Philanthropy $6.3 M
  9. David and Lucile Packard Foundation $5.8 M
  10. Tides Foundation $5.6 M
  11. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $5.3 M
  12. Heising-Simons Foundation $4.2 M
  13. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $3.9 M
  14. Crankstart $3.8 M
  15. Chan Zuckerberg Foundation $3.5 M
  16. Trust for London $3.4 M
  17. NoVo Foundation $3.3 M
  18. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $3.2 M
  19. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $3.1 M
  20. Libra Foundation $2.8 M
  21. Marguerite Casey Foundation $2.8 M
  22. California Endowment $2.7 M
  23. Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust $2.6 M
  24. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $2.5 M
  25. Lakeshore Foundation $2.5 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

13%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$773.7 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
298 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $687.9 M
  2. Germany $21.0 M
  3. Australia $16.4 M
  4. Spain $8.8 M
  5. United Kingdom $7.9 M
  6. Switzerland $6.2 M
  7. Sweden $4.7 M
  8. United States $3.7 M
  9. Canada $3.5 M
  10. Italy $2.7 M
  11. Korea $2.4 M
  12. Belgium $1.5 M
  13. Japan $1.2 M
  14. Austria $1.1 M
  15. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $1.0 M
  16. Norway $999.3 K
  17. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $629.0 K
  18. France $465.9 K
  19. Iceland $375.7 K
  20. Finland $371.8 K
  21. Czech Republic $338.0 K
  22. Food and Agriculture Organisation $151.4 K
  23. Denmark $112.4 K
  24. International Labour Organisation $84.9 K
  25. Netherlands $66.3 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$1,521,948 (1%)
27 Grants (2%)

Caribbean

$379,424 (0%)
8 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,555,095 (2%)
26 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$22,422,918 (11%)
137 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$11,886,230 (6%)
81 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,125,813 (1%)
51 Grants (3%)

North America

$154,816,786 (73%)
1,149 Grants (67%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$1,627,243 (1%)
32 Grants (2%)

Western Europe

$24,238,694 (11%)
236 Grants (14%)

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.