3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$74.9 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
1,299 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Comic Relief $23.1 M
  2. Big Lottery Fund $14.8 M
  3. Fundación ONCE $9.4 M
  4. Foundation to Promote Open Society $2.2 M
  5. Oak Foundation $2.1 M
  6. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $1.7 M
  7. Disability Rights Fund $1.7 M
  8. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $1.5 M
  9. Abilis Foundation $1.4 M
  10. Disability Rights Advocacy Fund $1.2 M
  11. Bridge House Estates $1.1 M
  12. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $999.7 K
  13. The Three Guineas Trust $753.0 K
  14. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $697.0 K
  15. NoVo Foundation $675.8 K
  16. American Jewish World Service $587.0 K
  17. Open Society Institute $582.2 K
  18. The Prudential Foundation $575.0 K
  19. Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales $503.3 K
  20. GE Foundation $500.0 K
  21. Mama Cash $467.3 K
  22. The Foundation for Civil Society $462.5 K
  23. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $350.0 K
  24. THE GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN $341.7 K
  25. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $321.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$83.5 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
551 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Australia $22.3 M
  2. European Union Institutions $16.1 M
  3. Finland $10.4 M
  4. Canada $6.9 M
  5. Germany $6.7 M
  6. Sweden $6.3 M
  7. Norway $5.2 M
  8. United States $3.8 M
  9. United Kingdom $1.3 M
  10. Spain $1.1 M
  11. Korea $813.9 K
  12. Italy $525.5 K
  13. OPEC Fund for International Development $400.0 K
  14. Ireland $383.7 K
  15. Belgium $311.9 K
  16. France $226.7 K
  17. Switzerland $207.0 K
  18. Japan $110.3 K
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $64.8 K
  20. Czech Republic $61.4 K
  21. International Labour Organisation $59.7 K
  22. Portugal $51.6 K
  23. Poland $33.2 K
  24. Austria $29.7 K
  25. Estonia $14.4 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2016 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,616,941 (5%)
155 Grants (12%)

Caribbean

$424,683 (1%)
19 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$661,407 (1%)
90 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$1,854,552 (2%)
9 Grants (1%)

Latin America & Mexico

$1,333,486 (2%)
39 Grants (3%)

Middle East & North Africa

$575,573 (1%)
27 Grants (2%)

North America

$7,764,148 (10%)
195 Grants (15%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$13,025,515 (17%)
233 Grants (18%)

Western Europe

$45,422,593 (61%)
524 Grants (40%)

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.