23%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$639.7 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
4,681 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Big Lottery Fund $103.8 M
  2. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $88.2 M
  3. Oak Foundation $54.4 M
  4. Comic Relief $42.0 M
  5. NoVo Foundation $33.4 M
  6. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $29.2 M
  7. Ford Foundation $21.2 M
  8. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $20.2 M
  9. The California Endowment $17.4 M
  10. National Endowment for Democracy $11.9 M
  11. The Kendeda Fund $9.3 M
  12. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $8.3 M
  13. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $8.0 M
  14. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $7.7 M
  15. Lilly Endowment $7.5 M
  16. The Annie E. Casey Foundation $7.1 M
  17. Human Dignity Foundation $6.3 M
  18. Foundation to Promote Open Society $6.1 M
  19. Laura and John Arnold Foundation $5.2 M
  20. Segal Family Foundation $5.0 M
  21. ViiV Healthcare $4.7 M
  22. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $4.7 M
  23. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $4.5 M
  24. International Development Research Centre $4.3 M
  25. Carnegie Corporation of New York $3.9 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

20%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$772.1 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
2,794 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $188.6 M
  2. Canada $99.8 M
  3. United Kingdom $99.7 M
  4. European Union Institutions $69.6 M
  5. Finland $60.8 M
  6. Norway $46.4 M
  7. United States $33.1 M
  8. Germany $31.9 M
  9. Netherlands $24.3 M
  10. Spain $23.1 M
  11. Australia $20.0 M
  12. Switzerland $16.7 M
  13. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $11.6 M
  14. Italy $10.2 M
  15. Denmark $8.2 M
  16. Belgium $6.5 M
  17. Ireland $3.9 M
  18. Japan $2.6 M
  19. Portugal $2.6 M
  20. United Arab Emirates $2.4 M
  21. France $2.1 M
  22. Luxembourg $2.0 M
  23. New Zealand $1.3 M
  24. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.1 M
  25. Korea $685.6 K
  26. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$38,706,127 (6%)
576 Grants (12%)

Caribbean

$3,623,841 (1%)
61 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$10,964,565 (2%)
218 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$51,990,273 (8%)
123 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$39,541,948 (6%)
388 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$8,671,611 (1%)
133 Grants (3%)

North America

$265,101,440 (41%)
1,591 Grants (34%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$110,924,321 (17%)
1,050 Grants (22%)

Western Europe

$119,336,995 (19%)
544 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 Issue

Issue totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to address a specific issue. In order to provide unique totals and avoid double-counting, each foundation grant has been assigned to exactly one issue category within the human rights taxonomy.

Foundation Funding by Intersecting Populations

In order to show the intersections of multiple population groups, these graphics indicate other population groups supported within funding towards the group highlighted on this page.

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.