7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$273.9 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
1,885 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Oak Foundation $38.7 M
  2. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $36.0 M
  3. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $16.0 M
  4. NoVo Foundation $15.8 M
  5. Ford Foundation $14.3 M
  6. Chicago Community Trust $13.6 M
  7. Foundation to Promote Open Society $13.3 M
  8. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $10.0 M
  9. Laudes Foundation $6.7 M
  10. Comic Relief $5.7 M
  11. Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales $5.6 M
  12. Sigrid Rausing Trust $5.5 M
  13. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $5.4 M
  14. Kendeda Fund $5.1 M
  15. Freedom Fund (UK) $4.7 M
  16. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $4.6 M
  17. Foundation for a Just Society $4.4 M
  18. Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation $4.0 M
  19. African Women's Development Fund $3.6 M
  20. Open Society Policy Center $3.1 M
  21. EEA and Norway Grants $2.6 M
  22. Tides Foundation $2.5 M
  23. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.2 M
  24. Cassiopeia Foundation $2.0 M
  25. Humanity United $1.9 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

14%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$813.4 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
2,475 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $173.9 M
  2. United States $135.0 M
  3. United Kingdom $108.1 M
  4. Canada $62.8 M
  5. Australia $59.0 M
  6. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $47.6 M
  7. European Union Institutions $37.5 M
  8. Spain $25.1 M
  9. Belgium $24.8 M
  10. Netherlands $23.1 M
  11. Germany $21.3 M
  12. Norway $19.4 M
  13. Switzerland $12.3 M
  14. Denmark $10.9 M
  15. Italy $8.2 M
  16. Austria $7.9 M
  17. Asian Development Bank $7.8 M
  18. Finland $7.6 M
  19. International Labour Organisation $5.8 M
  20. France $2.7 M
  21. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $2.4 M
  22. Czech Republic $1.9 M
  23. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $1.9 M
  24. Ireland $1.7 M
  25. Japan $1.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$24,342,844 (9%)
248 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$2,179,079 (1%)
13 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$9,223,821 (3%)
121 Grants (6%)

Global Programs

$57,839,406 (21%)
138 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$24,125,662 (9%)
266 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$5,752,881 (2%)
86 Grants (5%)

North America

$105,495,058 (39%)
491 Grants (26%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$27,751,068 (10%)
340 Grants (18%)

Western Europe

$24,125,665 (9%)
194 Grants (10%)

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.