7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$240.8 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
943 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $118.7 M
  2. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $24.6 M
  3. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $20.8 M
  4. Ford Foundation $16.5 M
  5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $10.1 M
  6. Fund for Policy Reform $10.0 M
  7. Foundation For The Carolinas $6.9 M
  8. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $6.8 M
  9. The JPB Foundation $4.0 M
  10. NoVo Foundation $2.9 M
  11. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $2.5 M
  12. Open Society Institute $2.0 M
  13. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $1.8 M
  14. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $1.8 M
  15. Tides Foundation $1.5 M
  16. Educational Foundation of America $1.5 M
  17. The Huber Foundation $1.4 M
  18. Foundation for a Just Society $1.3 M
  19. Groundswell Fund $1.2 M
  20. The California Wellness Foundation $1.0 M
  21. The New York Women's Foundation $910.0 K
  22. The Global Fund for Women $895.6 K
  23. Segal Family Foundation $828.4 K
  24. The Kendeda Fund $825.0 K
  25. Women Win $771.8 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

8%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$305.4 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
380 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $100.2 M
  2. Canada $67.6 M
  3. Germany $25.0 M
  4. Netherlands $19.1 M
  5. Norway $17.4 M
  6. United States $15.6 M
  7. United Kingdom $11.3 M
  8. Australia $10.5 M
  9. Belgium $7.5 M
  10. Spain $7.4 M
  11. Finland $7.1 M
  12. Switzerland $5.3 M
  13. European Union Institutions $4.0 M
  14. Denmark $3.0 M
  15. France $1.2 M
  16. Austria $1.2 M
  17. Italy $1.1 M
  18. New Zealand $711.2 K
  19. Portugal $62.0 K
  20. Luxembourg $45.2 K
  21. Ireland $20.8 K
  22. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$16,492,322 (7%)
79 Grants (8%)

Caribbean

$1,378,148 (1%)
12 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$713,401 (0%)
37 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$54,556,477 (23%)
54 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$25,292,552 (11%)
192 Grants (20%)

Middle East & North Africa

$5,675,484 (2%)
19 Grants (2%)

North America

$136,734,471 (57%)
455 Grants (48%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$25,921,643 (11%)
116 Grants (12%)

Western Europe

$486,750 (0%)
22 Grants (2%)

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.