3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$96.7 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
872 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Oak Foundation $11.8 M
  2. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $9.9 M
  3. Ford Foundation $9.1 M
  4. Open Society Institute $8.0 M
  5. Humanity United $5.5 M
  6. Bohemian Foundation $5.0 M
  7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $4.4 M
  8. Foundation to Promote Open Society $3.3 M
  9. Peace Direct $2.7 M
  10. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.6 M
  11. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $2.3 M
  12. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.8 M
  13. NoVo Foundation $1.7 M
  14. Compton Foundation $1.6 M
  15. CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION OF AMERICA $1.6 M
  16. The Global Fund for Women $1.4 M
  17. Fund for Global Human Rights $1.4 M
  18. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $1.3 M
  19. American Jewish World Service $1.3 M
  20. The Skoll Foundation $1.3 M
  21. American Friends Service Committee $1.2 M
  22. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $1.1 M
  23. Pro Victimis Foundation $1.1 M
  24. Mensen met een Missie $1.1 M
  25. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

5%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$203.7 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
633 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $38.3 M
  2. European Union Institutions $34.1 M
  3. United Kingdom $24.2 M
  4. Canada $23.9 M
  5. United States $18.8 M
  6. Italy $12.2 M
  7. Germany $10.1 M
  8. Switzerland $7.6 M
  9. Norway $6.7 M
  10. Denmark $6.4 M
  11. Spain $5.3 M
  12. Finland $4.7 M
  13. Australia $3.8 M
  14. Netherlands $2.8 M
  15. Japan $1.0 M
  16. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $812.0 K
  17. Austria $733.6 K
  18. Ireland $474.0 K
  19. France $393.9 K
  20. Inter-American Development Bank $323.5 K
  21. Portugal $274.0 K
  22. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $233.5 K
  23. Korea $228.7 K
  24. Czech Republic $105.7 K
  25. Greece $71.9 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$5,042,549 (5%)
115 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$137,563 (0%)
21 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$4,797,295 (5%)
59 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$28,734,560 (30%)
109 Grants (13%)

Latin America & Mexico

$12,270,500 (13%)
160 Grants (18%)

Middle East & North Africa

$9,822,719 (10%)
90 Grants (10%)

North America

$25,158,173 (26%)
135 Grants (15%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$13,209,726 (14%)
174 Grants (20%)

Western Europe

$5,140,723 (5%)
35 Grants (4%)

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.