10%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$265.3 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
2,790 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Oak Foundation $35.5 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $35.4 M
  3. Big Lottery Fund $25.3 M
  4. Comic Relief $13.5 M
  5. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $11.1 M
  6. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $10.2 M
  7. National Endowment for Democracy $9.5 M
  8. Foundation to Promote Open Society $9.1 M
  9. The Kendeda Fund $8.4 M
  10. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $7.0 M
  11. Ford Foundation $6.8 M
  12. Human Dignity Foundation $6.3 M
  13. International Development Research Centre $5.7 M
  14. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $5.5 M
  15. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $5.2 M
  16. Humanity United $5.1 M
  17. Anonymous 9 $5.0 M
  18. Foundation for a Just Society $4.9 M
  19. Proteus Fund $3.3 M
  20. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $2.7 M
  21. Freedom House $2.7 M
  22. Greater Houston Community Foundation $2.4 M
  23. The New York Women's Foundation $2.2 M
  24. American Jewish World Service $2.2 M
  25. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

12%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$464.9 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
1,720 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $91.0 M
  2. Canada $64.1 M
  3. United States $53.3 M
  4. European Union Institutions $45.2 M
  5. United Kingdom $42.1 M
  6. Australia $41.1 M
  7. Germany $21.6 M
  8. Norway $19.5 M
  9. Netherlands $13.7 M
  10. Switzerland $11.9 M
  11. Finland $10.1 M
  12. Denmark $9.4 M
  13. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $8.9 M
  14. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $6.7 M
  15. Ireland $6.6 M
  16. Spain $5.6 M
  17. Japan $5.1 M
  18. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $1.5 M
  19. Italy $1.3 M
  20. Austria $1.2 M
  21. Belgium $975.5 K
  22. France $907.9 K
  23. Iceland $535.0 K
  24. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $509.6 K
  25. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $479.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$22,297,415 (8%)
379 Grants (14%)

Caribbean

$1,892,400 (1%)
35 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$13,621,573 (5%)
238 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$52,293,754 (20%)
192 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$19,529,613 (7%)
382 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$11,669,792 (4%)
163 Grants (6%)

North America

$47,555,981 (18%)
581 Grants (21%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$52,576,174 (20%)
518 Grants (19%)

Western Europe

$52,203,662 (20%)
348 Grants (12%)

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.