2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$87.9 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
903 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. NoVo Foundation $8.7 M
  2. Ford Foundation $7.8 M
  3. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $7.1 M
  4. Foundation to Promote Open Society $5.7 M
  5. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $5.0 M
  6. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $4.2 M
  7. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $4.1 M
  8. Oak Foundation $3.8 M
  9. Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.2 M
  10. Humanity United $1.9 M
  11. One Earth Future Foundation $1.8 M
  12. Charles LŽopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress $1.7 M
  13. New Israel Fund $1.7 M
  14. King Baudouin Foundation United States $1.5 M
  15. Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft $1.4 M
  16. Foundation for a Just Society $1.3 M
  17. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $1.3 M
  18. Peace Direct $1.3 M
  19. Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH $1.2 M
  20. Global Fund for Women $1.2 M
  21. United States Institute of Peace $1.0 M
  22. William Davidson Foundation $1.0 M
  23. Carnegie Corporation of New York $800.0 K
  24. Freedom House $798.8 K
  25. Catalyst for Peace $794.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

<1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$103.3 Thousand out of
$314.9 Million for all rights
679 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United Kingdom $14.6 K
  2. Sweden $14.5 K
  3. Switzerland $11.5 K
  4. European Union Institutions $10.6 K
  5. United States $10.2 K
  6. Germany $7.6 K
  7. Norway $6.3 K
  8. Spain $5.6 K
  9. Netherlands $4.2 K
  10. Finland $4.1 K
  11. Canada $3.3 K
  12. Australia $2.9 K
  13. Denmark $1.4 K
  14. Italy $1.2 K
  15. Austria $969
  16. Iceland $696
  17. Belgium $684
  18. Poland $633
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $610
  20. France $598
  21. Ireland $331
  22. International Labour Organisation $262.8 K
  23. Inter-American Development Bank $159
  24. Portugal $78.1 K
  25. Czech Republic $71
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$6,209,949 (7%)
87 Grants (10%)

Caribbean

$38,531 (0%)
4 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$4,372,521 (5%)
63 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$29,480,824 (34%)
121 Grants (13%)

Latin America & Mexico

$7,259,036 (8%)
129 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$7,394,782 (8%)
132 Grants (15%)

North America

$21,482,056 (24%)
203 Grants (22%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$9,876,358 (11%)
124 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$5,268,846 (6%)
61 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.