5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$113.5 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
1,460 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $38.1 M
  2. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $15.3 M
  3. The Christensen Fund $10.0 M
  4. The Oak Foundation $3.6 M
  5. American Jewish World Service $3.3 M
  6. Open Society Foundations $3.1 M
  7. The California Endowment $2.4 M
  8. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $2.0 M
  9. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $2.0 M
  10. Bush Foundation $1.8 M
  11. The International Development Research Centre $1.8 M
  12. Hivos $1.8 M
  13. Tamalpais Trust $1.7 M
  14. Global Greengrants Fund $1.4 M
  15. The Global Fund for Women $1.3 M
  16. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $1.2 M
  17. Mensen met een Missie $1.2 M
  18. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.1 M
  19. Catalyst for Peace $1.0 M
  20. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $1.0 M
  21. The Rees-Jones Foundation $1.0 M
  22. Tides Foundation $984.1 K
  23. Full Circle Fund $940.0 K
  24. Lannan Foundation $894.5 K
  25. Marguerite Casey Foundation $852.5 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings: 2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$15,169,234 (13%)
286 Grants (20%)

Caribbean

$866,000 (1%)
8 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,402,500 (1%)
15 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$12,670,703 (11%)
95 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$34,239,350 (30%)
689 Grants (47%)

Middle East & North Africa

$215,000 (0%)
7 Grants (0%)

North America

$33,690,828 (30%)
235 Grants (16%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$10,230,969 (9%)
150 Grants (10%)

Western Europe

$1,486,056 (1%)
5 Grants (0%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
    Nanwakolas Council (Canada)
    To incoporate First Nations leadership into the development and implementation of a community marine plan.
  • Tamalpais Trust
    Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (Thailand)
    To strengthen the Regional Indigenous Network and Indigenous women and youth empowerment in Asia.