7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$241.5 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
2,062 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $31.2 M
  2. Foundation to Promote Open Society $19.6 M
  3. Carnegie Corporation of New York $10.7 M
  4. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $9.6 M
  5. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $8.3 M
  6. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $7.5 M
  7. Oak Foundation $7.3 M
  8. James Irvine Foundation $7.1 M
  9. Unbound Philanthropy $6.9 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $6.8 M
  11. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $6.8 M
  12. San Francisco Foundation $5.8 M
  13. JPB Foundation $5.4 M
  14. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $5.2 M
  15. Heising-Simons Foundation $4.6 M
  16. California Community Foundation $3.9 M
  17. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $3.1 M
  18. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.0 M
  19. California Endowment $2.9 M
  20. Tides Foundation $2.8 M
  21. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $2.7 M
  22. Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust $2.5 M
  23. New York Community Trust $2.5 M
  24. Marguerite Casey Foundation $2.2 M
  25. Barr Foundation $2.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

99%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$312.8 Million out of
$314.9 Million for all rights
299 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $312.8 M
  2. Switzerland $5.0 K
  3. Italy $3.3 K
  4. United States $3.1 K
  5. France $2.9 K
  6. Spain $2.8 K
  7. Germany $2.6 K
  8. Australia $1.9 K
  9. Japan $1.6 K
  10. United Kingdom $1.2 K
  11. Sweden $914
  12. Canada $909
  13. Norway $406
  14. International Labour Organisation $304
  15. Central Emergency Response Fund $280.1 K
  16. Iceland $208
  17. Ireland $149
  18. Denmark $118.9 K
  19. OPEC Fund for International Development $100.0 K
  20. Korea $95
  21. Austria $86
  22. Food and Agriculture Organisation $65.5 K
  23. Finland $60
  24. Estonia $26.0 K
  25. Belgium $18
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,216,003 (1%)
37 Grants (2%)

Caribbean

$200,300 (0%)
5 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,052,747 (0%)
45 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$30,111,186 (12%)
108 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,042,285 (2%)
95 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,111,873 (2%)
91 Grants (4%)

North America

$179,474,413 (74%)
1,469 Grants (71%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$3,377,208 (1%)
34 Grants (2%)

Western Europe

$19,937,650 (8%)
226 Grants (11%)

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.