7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$232.0 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
1,965 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $37.4 M
  2. NEO Philanthropy $14.4 M
  3. Carnegie Corporation of New York $14.2 M
  4. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $11.5 M
  5. Tides Foundation $10.2 M
  6. The JPB Foundation $9.9 M
  7. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $9.5 M
  8. Unbound Philanthropy $8.4 M
  9. The James Irvine Foundation $7.9 M
  10. The California Wellness Foundation $6.3 M
  11. Oak Foundation $5.8 M
  12. NoVo Foundation $5.7 M
  13. Open Society Institute $5.1 M
  14. The Grove Foundation $5.0 M
  15. The Chicago Community Trust $4.1 M
  16. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $4.1 M
  17. The New York Community Trust $3.4 M
  18. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $3.3 M
  19. Marguerite Casey Foundation $2.6 M
  20. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $2.5 M
  21. The San Francisco Foundation $2.5 M
  22. The Denver Foundation $2.4 M
  23. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $2.2 M
  24. Bloomberg Family Foundation $2.0 M
  25. The Brin Wojcicki Foundation $2.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

5%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$211.6 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
281 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $122.5 M
  2. Italy $19.9 M
  3. Australia $18.7 M
  4. Germany $11.5 M
  5. United States $8.8 M
  6. United Kingdom $5.8 M
  7. Norway $4.5 M
  8. Japan $3.7 M
  9. Canada $3.0 M
  10. International Labour Organisation $2.9 M
  11. Spain $2.7 M
  12. Switzerland $2.2 M
  13. Denmark $2.1 M
  14. Sweden $2.0 M
  15. Iceland $304.9 K
  16. Luxembourg $290.7 K
  17. France $274.2 K
  18. Netherlands $210.5 K
  19. Korea $82.4 K
  20. Ireland $71.2 K
  21. Finland $69.1 K
  22. Estonia $63.1 K
  23. Slovenia $28.2 K
  24. Austria $23.8 K
  25. Czech Republic $20.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,093,213 (1%)
27 Grants (1%)

Caribbean

$359,603 (0%)
11 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,392,395 (1%)
23 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$11,797,668 (5%)
96 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$14,326,060 (6%)
59 Grants (3%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,315,104 (2%)
64 Grants (3%)

North America

$176,225,675 (76%)
1,449 Grants (74%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$3,106,476 (1%)
34 Grants (2%)

Western Europe

$24,983,301 (11%)
226 Grants (12%)

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.