8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$216.1 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
1,062 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $128.2 M
  2. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $18.6 M
  3. Ford Foundation $12.6 M
  4. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $7.1 M
  5. Groundswell Fund $3.4 M
  6. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $3.4 M
  7. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.7 M
  8. The Libra Foundation $2.6 M
  9. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $2.6 M
  10. Comic Relief $2.3 M
  11. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.2 M
  12. Ms. Foundation for Women $2.1 M
  13. Global Fund for Women $2.0 M
  14. The Summit Foundation $1.7 M
  15. The JPB Foundation $1.6 M
  16. ViiV Healthcare $1.5 M
  17. Jerome L. Greene Foundation $1.5 M
  18. Segal Family Foundation $1.1 M
  19. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.1 M
  20. Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $937.7 K
  21. Seattle International Foundation $867.7 K
  22. The New York Women's Foundation $856.5 K
  23. Stop AIDS Now $745.1 K
  24. Elton John AIDS Foundation (London) $728.6 K
  25. Foundation for a Just Society $710.4 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

6%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$232.7 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
374 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $99.7 M
  2. Germany $23.5 M
  3. Netherlands $23.1 M
  4. Norway $14.3 M
  5. United Kingdom $13.3 M
  6. Australia $9.9 M
  7. United States $9.0 M
  8. Switzerland $6.8 M
  9. Canada $6.4 M
  10. Spain $6.0 M
  11. Finland $5.9 M
  12. European Union Institutions $5.0 M
  13. Belgium $4.2 M
  14. Luxembourg $1.6 M
  15. France $1.4 M
  16. Denmark $1.4 M
  17. New Zealand $1.1 M
  18. Italy $68.0 K
  19. Austria $40.0 K
  20. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2016 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$6,776,157 (3%)
64 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$11,351,074 (5%)
23 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$991,687 (0%)
57 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$41,025,317 (19%)
52 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$21,695,514 (10%)
182 Grants (17%)

Middle East & North Africa

$638,320 (0%)
20 Grants (2%)

North America

$133,577,825 (62%)
480 Grants (45%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$12,139,914 (6%)
173 Grants (16%)

Western Europe

$2,256,595 (1%)
31 Grants (3%)

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.