2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$40.4 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
433 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The International Development Research Centre $4.2 M
  2. Ford Foundation $4.0 M
  3. Open Society Foundations $3.7 M
  4. Nationale Postcode Loterij $3.7 M
  5. The Oak Foundation $3.5 M
  6. National Endowment for Democracy $3.4 M
  7. Hivos $2.0 M
  8. Humanity United $1.7 M
  9. The Skoll Foundation $1.5 M
  10. American Jewish World Service $1.4 M
  11. Catalyst for Peace $1.1 M
  12. Cordaid $972.3 K
  13. Surdna Foundation $921.5 K
  14. The Atlantic Philanthropies $819.5 K
  15. Tides Foundation $694.5 K
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $508.4 K
  17. Fund For Global Human Rights $456.0 K
  18. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $417.0 K
  19. TrustAfrica $390.3 K
  20. Mensen met een Missie $373.0 K
  21. U.S. Institute of Peace $348.2 K
  22. New Israel Fund $330.6 K
  23. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $325.0 K
  24. Comic Relief UK $309.9 K
  25. Weingart Foundation $300.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

4%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$148.0 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
514 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $25.3 M
  2. European Union Institutions $23.1 M
  3. Norway $18.2 M
  4. United Kingdom $17.2 M
  5. United States $16.3 M
  6. Canada $14.3 M
  7. Switzerland $10.6 M
  8. Finland $5.7 M
  9. Australia $5.1 M
  10. Germany $3.7 M
  11. Spain $3.0 M
  12. Denmark $1.1 M
  13. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $1.0 M
  14. Netherlands $994.8 K
  15. Italy $930.5 K
  16. Belgium $578.8 K
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $552.0 K
  18. Ireland $132.8 K
  19. Portugal $118.5 K
  20. Estonia $79.7 K
  21. Luxembourg $63.7 K
  22. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $55.2 K
  23. France $18.6 K
  24. M = Millions

Key Findings: 2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,085,586 (8%)
51 Grants (12%)

Caribbean

$967,380 (2%)
4 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,302,911 (8%)
39 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$10,023,964 (25%)
45 Grants (10%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,386,610 (13%)
49 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,862,625 (10%)
36 Grants (8%)

North America

$4,723,490 (12%)
74 Grants (17%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$13,378,492 (33%)
131 Grants (30%)

Western Europe

$1,712,641 (4%)
20 Grants (5%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • Catalyst for Peace
    Fambul Tok International (Sierra Leone)
    To run a national program to mobilize community-owned and -led reconciliation, engaging rural, indigenous populations to achieve development and sustainable peace.
  • The Mediterranean Women's Fund
    ANIMA Centar za Zenske i Mirovno Obrazovanje (Montenegro)
    For work on transitional justice and the feminist ethic of care in post-conflict zones.