4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$180.2 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
2,117 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $40.5 M
  2. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $12.0 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $7.8 M
  4. Margaret A. Cargill Foundation $5.8 M
  5. Mulago Foundation $5.0 M
  6. Tides Foundation $5.0 M
  7. Foundation to Promote Open Society $4.5 M
  8. Global Greengrants Fund $4.3 M
  9. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $4.0 M
  10. Libra Foundation $3.9 M
  11. Bush Foundation $3.9 M
  12. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $3.8 M
  13. Oak Foundation $3.5 M
  14. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $3.3 M
  15. Tamalpais Trust $2.7 M
  16. James Irvine Foundation $2.6 M
  17. Climate Justice Resilience Fund $2.4 M
  18. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $2.4 M
  19. Voice $2.2 M
  20. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.1 M
  21. American Jewish World Service $2.1 M
  22. Christensen Fund $1.9 M
  23. McKnight Foundation $1.8 M
  24. Northlight Foundation $1.7 M
  25. California Endowment $1.7 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$23,911,845 (13%)
313 Grants (15%)

Caribbean

$220,000 (0%)
5 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$655,541 (0%)
34 Grants (2%)

Global Programs

$26,135,653 (15%)
131 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$38,221,603 (21%)
664 Grants (31%)

Middle East & North Africa

$409,913 (0%)
10 Grants (0%)

North America

$84,097,492 (47%)
603 Grants (28%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$9,070,431 (5%)
268 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$706,657 (0%)
16 Grants (1%)

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.