7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$260.3 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
1,695 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. NoVo Foundation $63.8 M
  2. Oak Foundation $47.0 M
  3. Tides Foundation $13.1 M
  4. Foundation to Promote Open Society $11.7 M
  5. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $11.2 M
  6. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $10.9 M
  7. Chicago Community Trust $9.0 M
  8. Comic Relief $8.9 M
  9. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $8.3 M
  10. Freedom Fund (UK) $8.2 M
  11. Ford Foundation $7.6 M
  12. Kendeda Fund $5.9 M
  13. Laudes Foundation $5.7 M
  14. Sigrid Rausing Trust $5.1 M
  15. Foundation for a Just Society $4.6 M
  16. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $3.8 M
  17. EsmŽe Fairbairn Foundation $3.6 M
  18. Humanity United $3.3 M
  19. California Community Foundation $2.4 M
  20. Blue Shield of California Foundation $2.3 M
  21. Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales $2.1 M
  22. Front Line- The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders $1.6 M
  23. Lozier Foundation $1.5 M
  24. Houston Endowment $1.5 M
  25. Sherwood Foundation $1.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

13%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$646.1 Million out of
$5.0 Billion for all rights
1,815 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $179.0 M
  2. United States $101.7 M
  3. United Kingdom $62.8 M
  4. Australia $58.8 M
  5. European Union Institutions $41.1 M
  6. Belgium $37.7 M
  7. Norway $22.0 M
  8. Netherlands $20.4 M
  9. Germany $17.2 M
  10. Switzerland $17.1 M
  11. Spain $14.6 M
  12. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $14.1 M
  13. Denmark $11.1 M
  14. Italy $10.8 M
  15. Japan $8.4 M
  16. Canada $7.5 M
  17. Finland $6.4 M
  18. Austria $3.4 M
  19. International Labour Organisation $2.3 M
  20. France $2.0 M
  21. Korea $1.8 M
  22. Ireland $1.8 M
  23. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $975.5 K
  24. Saudi Arabia $628.1 K
  25. Inter-American Development Bank $626.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$30,582,544 (12%)
283 Grants (17%)

Caribbean

$1,577,167 (1%)
14 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$15,110,836 (6%)
132 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$53,814,817 (21%)
142 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$30,762,243 (12%)
236 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$8,990,185 (3%)
87 Grants (5%)

North America

$83,903,730 (32%)
411 Grants (24%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$31,303,598 (12%)
275 Grants (16%)

Western Europe

$14,255,749 (5%)
138 Grants (8%)

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.