10%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$398.4 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
1,119 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $188.6 M
  2. Ford Foundation $55.8 M
  3. David and Lucile Packard Foundation $30.4 M
  4. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $19.9 M
  5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $16.8 M
  6. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $10.5 M
  7. Foundation for a Just Society $5.3 M
  8. Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies $5.3 M
  9. Open Society Policy Center $3.9 M
  10. Bloomberg Philanthropies $3.9 M
  11. Foundation For The Carolinas $3.2 M
  12. Libra Foundation $3.0 M
  13. Jerome L Greene Foundation $2.5 M
  14. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $2.4 M
  15. Margaret A. Cargill Foundation $2.4 M
  16. Foundation to Promote Open Society $2.3 M
  17. Huber Foundation $2.3 M
  18. Global Fund for Women $2.2 M
  19. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $1.9 M
  20. Avenir Foundation $1.6 M
  21. NoVo Foundation $1.5 M
  22. Comic Relief $1.4 M
  23. Tides Foundation $1.4 M
  24. Anonymous Funder 13 $1.2 M
  25. Seattle Foundation $1.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

10%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$598.2 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
1,263 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Canada $198.4 M
  2. Sweden $144.4 M
  3. United Kingdom $98.1 M
  4. Germany $32.4 M
  5. Netherlands $29.6 M
  6. Norway $18.5 M
  7. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $13.8 M
  8. Switzerland $13.1 M
  9. Finland $12.4 M
  10. Spain $9.3 M
  11. European Union Institutions $6.0 M
  12. United States $5.6 M
  13. Belgium $4.3 M
  14. Denmark $2.6 M
  15. Italy $2.5 M
  16. Australia $1.7 M
  17. France $1.4 M
  18. New Zealand $1.3 M
  19. Austria $1.1 M
  20. Iceland $1.0 M
  21. Korea $503.8 K
  22. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$7,601,803 (2%)
72 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$347,192 (0%)
16 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,034,161 (0%)
37 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$81,304,621 (20%)
92 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$26,785,160 (7%)
235 Grants (21%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,377,797 (1%)
22 Grants (2%)

North America

$253,476,019 (64%)
502 Grants (45%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$30,244,640 (8%)
145 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$408,601 (0%)
17 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.