6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$202.2 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
1,586 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. NoVo Foundation $28.8 M
  2. Oak Foundation $27.9 M
  3. Open Society Institute $25.1 M
  4. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $21.4 M
  5. Humanity United $15.6 M
  6. Ford Foundation $12.5 M
  7. Tides Foundation $10.9 M
  8. C&A Foundation $10.4 M
  9. The Kendeda Fund $9.1 M
  10. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $7.3 M
  11. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $6.1 M
  12. Fondazione CON IL SUD $5.4 M
  13. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.9 M
  14. Moriah Fund $2.5 M
  15. NEO Philanthropy $2.5 M
  16. The Freedom Fund (UK) $2.2 M
  17. International Development Research Centre $2.0 M
  18. The Global Fund for Women $2.0 M
  19. American Jewish World Service $1.8 M
  20. Foundation for a Just Society $1.7 M
  21. The National Lottery Community Fund $1.6 M
  22. Greater Houston Community Foundation $1.3 M
  23. Fund for Global Human Rights $1.1 M
  24. Blue Shield of California Foundation $1.1 M
  25. Hivos $971.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

16%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$620.3 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
1,559 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $103.1 M
  2. Sweden $102.0 M
  3. Canada $72.9 M
  4. Italy $63.4 M
  5. United Kingdom $61.1 M
  6. European Union Institutions $55.3 M
  7. Australia $51.2 M
  8. Norway $22.6 M
  9. Germany $21.5 M
  10. Spain $12.3 M
  11. Denmark $10.6 M
  12. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $7.1 M
  13. Netherlands $7.0 M
  14. Switzerland $6.9 M
  15. Finland $6.0 M
  16. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $3.4 M
  17. Belgium $2.8 M
  18. Austria $1.7 M
  19. Ireland $1.5 M
  20. Korea $1.5 M
  21. France $1.4 M
  22. Japan $1.2 M
  23. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.1 M
  24. Inter-American Development Bank $721.5 K
  25. International Labour Organisation $426.8 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$26,632,073 (13%)
252 Grants (16%)

Caribbean

$1,384,112 (1%)
23 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$5,866,343 (3%)
97 Grants (6%)

Global Programs

$39,000,040 (19%)
132 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$17,409,911 (9%)
234 Grants (15%)

Middle East & North Africa

$3,881,227 (2%)
62 Grants (4%)

North America

$68,816,846 (34%)
416 Grants (26%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$27,583,801 (14%)
292 Grants (18%)

Western Europe

$17,655,661 (9%)
110 Grants (7%)

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.