2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$57.2 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
738 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Bridge House Estates $4.5 M
  2. Ford Foundation $4.3 M
  3. Open Society Institute $4.3 M
  4. Disability Rights Advocacy Fund $4.0 M
  5. Comic Relief $3.9 M
  6. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.3 M
  7. The National Lottery Community Fund $2.1 M
  8. The Ontario Trillium Foundation $2.0 M
  9. Oak Foundation $1.8 M
  10. Tides Foundation $1.8 M
  11. The LankellyChase Foundation $1.8 M
  12. Foundation to Promote Open Society $1.7 M
  13. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $1.5 M
  14. The Three Guineas Trust $1.5 M
  15. Fondazione CON IL SUD $1.3 M
  16. Disability Rights Fund $1.3 M
  17. Trust for London $1.0 M
  18. The Moody Foundation $1.0 M
  19. The Robertson Trust $992.2 K
  20. African Women's Development Fund $961.7 K
  21. The Tudor Trust $959.4 K
  22. May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust $875.0 K
  23. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $864.4 K
  24. The Prudential Foundation $750.0 K
  25. American Jewish World Service $587.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$126.1 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
520 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Australia $43.1 M
  2. European Union Institutions $13.1 M
  3. Finland $12.2 M
  4. Sweden $11.0 M
  5. Canada $9.9 M
  6. United Kingdom $9.5 M
  7. United States $8.5 M
  8. Norway $5.7 M
  9. Italy $4.4 M
  10. Germany $4.1 M
  11. Spain $1.4 M
  12. Belgium $769.9 K
  13. France $752.3 K
  14. Korea $714.5 K
  15. Switzerland $337.4 K
  16. Czech Republic $308.3 K
  17. Netherlands $301.6 K
  18. Austria $95.7 K
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $49.8 K
  20. Portugal $28.5 K
  21. Ireland $21.4 K
  22. International Labour Organisation $4.1 K
  23. Estonia $1.1 K
  24. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$5,330,596 (9%)
108 Grants (15%)

Caribbean

$573,441 (1%)
22 Grants (3%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,979,229 (5%)
29 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$4,545,550 (8%)
19 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$1,458,631 (3%)
33 Grants (4%)

Middle East & North Africa

$770,018 (1%)
12 Grants (2%)

North America

$17,800,196 (31%)
203 Grants (28%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$7,215,819 (13%)
121 Grants (16%)

Western Europe

$17,545,442 (31%)
192 Grants (26%)

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.