7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$179.8 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
1,046 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $91.6 M
  2. Ford Foundation $27.6 M
  3. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $11.0 M
  4. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $9.9 M
  5. ViiV Healthcare $7.5 M
  6. Foundation for a Just Society $4.9 M
  7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.4 M
  8. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.6 M
  9. Segal Family Foundation $1.8 M
  10. Tides Foundation $1.8 M
  11. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.6 M
  12. Cordaid $1.5 M
  13. Open Society Policy Center $1.5 M
  14. The Summit Foundation $1.4 M
  15. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.4 M
  16. NoVo Foundation $1.2 M
  17. Moriah Fund $1.1 M
  18. Elton John AIDS Foundation $1.0 M
  19. Compton Foundation $966.0 K
  20. General Service Foundation $845.6 K
  21. Stop AIDS Now $804.9 K
  22. Wallace Global Fund II $775.0 K
  23. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $750.0 K
  24. Big Lottery Fund $725.3 K
  25. Foundation For The Carolinas $700.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

6%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$236.5 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
1,298 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $46.9 M
  2. Sweden $42.8 M
  3. Germany $25.5 M
  4. United Kingdom $22.4 M
  5. Norway $20.5 M
  6. Netherlands $18.0 M
  7. Australia $14.7 M
  8. Switzerland $11.1 M
  9. United States $8.8 M
  10. Japan $8.5 M
  11. Finland $4.8 M
  12. European Union Institutions $3.6 M
  13. Spain $2.5 M
  14. Canada $2.2 M
  15. Belgium $1.2 M
  16. New Zealand $1.1 M
  17. France $1.0 M
  18. Italy $559.6 K
  19. Denmark $176.7 K
  20. Austria $86.5 K
  21. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2015 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$7,344,121 (4%)
63 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$835,814 (0%)
13 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$896,917 (0%)
31 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$48,606,177 (27%)
82 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$13,479,839 (7%)
156 Grants (15%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,556,909 (1%)
12 Grants (1%)

North America

$89,897,866 (50%)
410 Grants (39%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$19,087,695 (11%)
285 Grants (27%)

Western Europe

$1,158,332 (1%)
11 Grants (1%)

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

  • The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
    National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (United States)
    For its work on abortion access and affordability, sexual and reproductive health equity, and immigrant women's health and rights.
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
    Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (Ethiopia)
    To provide reproductive health education, promoting sexual and reproductive health for young adults.