7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$261.8 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
995 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $116.9 M
  2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $43.1 M
  3. Ford Foundation $14.1 M
  4. David and Lucile Packard Foundation $12.5 M
  5. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $12.1 M
  6. Comic Relief $7.7 M
  7. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $6.8 M
  8. Foundation for a Just Society $4.1 M
  9. Sherwood Foundation $3.3 M
  10. JPB Foundation $2.5 M
  11. Fulk Family Foundation $2.0 M
  12. Heising-Simons Foundation $2.0 M
  13. Foundation to Promote Open Society $1.7 M
  14. Global Fund for Women $1.5 M
  15. International Women's Health Coalition $1.4 M
  16. California Wellness Foundation $1.2 M
  17. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $1.1 M
  18. Women Win $1.1 M
  19. Irving Harris Foundation $1.1 M
  20. Grove Foundation $1.1 M
  21. NoVo Foundation $1.1 M
  22. Oak Foundation $964.2 K
  23. Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust $900.0 K
  24. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $892.7 K
  25. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $764.3 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

<1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$109.2 Thousand out of
$314.9 Million for all rights
602 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $27.9 K
  2. Canada $27.2 K
  3. Spain $10.7 K
  4. Finland $8.3 K
  5. Switzerland $6.6 K
  6. United Kingdom $6.4 K
  7. United States $4.6 K
  8. European Union Institutions $3.9 K
  9. Norway $3.3 K
  10. Germany $2.8 K
  11. Netherlands $2.5 K
  12. Australia $2.1 K
  13. Belgium $741
  14. New Zealand $680
  15. Italy $609
  16. Austria $261
  17. France $236
  18. Iceland $183.2 K
  19. Inter-American Development Bank $176.6 K
  20. Denmark $95
  21. Luxembourg $2
  22. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$11,999,360 (5%)
62 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$186,226 (0%)
5 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$898,134 (0%)
39 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$59,621,546 (23%)
77 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$20,811,960 (8%)
203 Grants (20%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,690,228 (1%)
19 Grants (2%)

North America

$121,448,775 (46%)
445 Grants (45%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$55,783,393 (21%)
139 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$4,853,928 (2%)
25 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.