3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$107.1 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
1,130 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $32.3 M
  2. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $6.8 M
  3. California Endowment $5.6 M
  4. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $4.8 M
  5. Comic Relief $4.4 M
  6. Voice $4.3 M
  7. EEA and Norway Grants $3.7 M
  8. Foundation to Promote Open Society $3.4 M
  9. Oak Foundation $3.2 M
  10. Fundación ONCE $3.2 M
  11. Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales $3.1 M
  12. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $3.1 M
  13. Disability Rights Advocacy Fund $2.2 M
  14. Disability Rights Fund $2.1 M
  15. National Lottery Community Fund $1.9 M
  16. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $1.7 M
  17. Foundation for Civil Society $1.6 M
  18. Abilis Foundation $1.5 M
  19. Arnold Ventures $1.1 M
  20. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $1.0 M
  21. JPMorgan Chase Foundation $1.0 M
  22. African Women's Development Fund $989.9 K
  23. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $975.2 K
  24. Anonymous Funder 13 $862.8 K
  25. Fondazione CON IL SUD $824.9 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

4%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$242.6 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
786 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Australia $55.0 M
  2. Sweden $43.2 M
  3. United Kingdom $32.7 M
  4. United States $21.7 M
  5. Finland $18.5 M
  6. Norway $11.8 M
  7. Italy $11.5 M
  8. European Union Institutions $11.1 M
  9. Netherlands $10.1 M
  10. Canada $7.9 M
  11. Belgium $4.3 M
  12. Germany $4.0 M
  13. Spain $3.3 M
  14. France $1.9 M
  15. Austria $935.5 K
  16. Switzerland $801.0 K
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $730.8 K
  18. Korea $678.4 K
  19. International Labour Organisation $641.5 K
  20. Czech Republic $459.1 K
  21. Iceland $406.7 K
  22. Japan $313.0 K
  23. Ireland $207.6 K
  24. New Zealand $120.8 K
  25. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $86.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$8,551,381 (8%)
175 Grants (15%)

Caribbean

$1,184,034 (1%)
19 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$5,695,641 (5%)
98 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$12,206,374 (11%)
28 Grants (2%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,487,462 (4%)
46 Grants (4%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,170,460 (1%)
24 Grants (2%)

North America

$41,399,357 (39%)
267 Grants (24%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$17,317,674 (16%)
283 Grants (25%)

Western Europe

$16,116,939 (15%)
202 Grants (18%)

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.