2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$76.8 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
781 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Foundation to Promote Open Society $10.0 M
  2. New Israel Fund $9.7 M
  3. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $6.3 M
  4. Humanity United $5.5 M
  5. Ford Foundation $4.5 M
  6. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.8 M
  7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.1 M
  8. Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.7 M
  9. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $1.8 M
  10. King Baudouin Foundation United States $1.7 M
  11. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $1.6 M
  12. Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft $1.6 M
  13. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.6 M
  14. NoVo Foundation $1.6 M
  15. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1.3 M
  16. American Jewish World Service $1.2 M
  17. Trust for London $1.2 M
  18. Fund for Global Human Rights $1.1 M
  19. Foundation for a Just Society $1.1 M
  20. Global Fund for Women $1.0 M
  21. Peace Development Fund $905.0 K
  22. Bright Horizon Foundation $900.0 K
  23. Anonymous Funder 13 $831.0 K
  24. African Women's Development Fund $688.2 K
  25. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $665.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

6%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$355.3 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
819 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $67.3 M
  2. United Kingdom $61.6 M
  3. European Union Institutions $60.3 M
  4. Germany $33.9 M
  5. Canada $33.6 M
  6. United States $27.2 M
  7. Norway $18.0 M
  8. Switzerland $11.8 M
  9. Australia $10.0 M
  10. Netherlands $8.3 M
  11. Spain $7.2 M
  12. Finland $5.1 M
  13. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $3.6 M
  14. Austria $1.9 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.2 M
  16. France $1.2 M
  17. Korea $689.3 K
  18. International Labour Organisation $649.3 K
  19. Ireland $427.5 K
  20. Iceland $378.1 K
  21. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $313.0 K
  22. Italy $189.8 K
  23. Belgium $148.9 K
  24. Poland $86.9 K
  25. Portugal $80.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,242,368 (4%)
56 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$203,800 (0%)
9 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,143,275 (3%)
65 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$21,906,212 (29%)
100 Grants (13%)

Latin America & Mexico

$8,144,272 (11%)
115 Grants (15%)

Middle East & North Africa

$15,144,578 (20%)
159 Grants (20%)

North America

$17,038,640 (22%)
144 Grants (18%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$4,995,979 (7%)
98 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$5,517,846 (7%)
54 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.