4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$113.8 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
1,108 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. NEO Philanthropy $15.7 M
  2. Ford Foundation $10.7 M
  3. Foundation to Promote Open Society $10.5 M
  4. Carnegie Corporation of New York $10.0 M
  5. The JPB Foundation $6.1 M
  6. Oak Foundation $5.3 M
  7. Unbound Philanthropy $4.7 M
  8. Big Lottery Fund $3.5 M
  9. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $3.5 M
  10. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $3.5 M
  11. Colcom Foundation $2.8 M
  12. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $2.8 M
  13. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $2.5 M
  14. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $2.5 M
  15. The James Irvine Foundation $2.4 M
  16. NoVo Foundation $2.1 M
  17. Bloomberg Philanthropies $2.0 M
  18. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.8 M
  19. Heising-Simons Foundation $1.7 M
  20. The Tudor Trust $1.5 M
  21. The Wal-Mart Foundation $1.3 M
  22. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.2 M
  23. Global Dialogue $1.2 M
  24. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $1.1 M
  25. Human Dignity Foundation $1.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

7%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$286.6 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
283 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $172.4 M
  2. United Arab Emirates $52.2 M
  3. United States $27.2 M
  4. Germany $10.5 M
  5. Switzerland $4.7 M
  6. Sweden $4.1 M
  7. Canada $2.6 M
  8. Spain $2.3 M
  9. International Labour Organisation $2.0 M
  10. Norway $1.9 M
  11. Australia $1.9 M
  12. Japan $1.5 M
  13. Netherlands $889.2 K
  14. Italy $631.0 K
  15. Korea $623.3 K
  16. Austria $302.3 K
  17. United Kingdom $267.8 K
  18. Luxembourg $236.8 K
  19. Finland $157.2 K
  20. Ireland $116.7 K
  21. France $53.7 K
  22. Slovenia $34.3 K
  23. Iceland $19.0 K
  24. Czech Republic $16.8 K
  25. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2016 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$887,813 (1%)
14 Grants (1%)

Caribbean

$95,050 (0%)
4 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$806,126 (1%)
13 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$8,059,542 (7%)
60 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,058,182 (4%)
53 Grants (5%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,498,091 (2%)
43 Grants (4%)

North America

$74,793,390 (66%)
662 Grants (60%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$1,834,589 (2%)
18 Grants (2%)

Western Europe

$20,832,237 (18%)
255 Grants (23%)

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.