3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$109.8 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
1,625 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Arcus Foundation $11.2 M
  2. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $10.6 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $10.1 M
  4. Chicago Community Trust $9.5 M
  5. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $9.5 M
  6. Gill Foundation $7.4 M
  7. Foundation for a Just Society $7.1 M
  8. Foundation to Promote Open Society $4.5 M
  9. Astraea Foundation $3.8 M
  10. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $3.6 M
  11. Oak Foundation $2.9 M
  12. Heising-Simons Foundation $2.0 M
  13. Ford Foundation $1.9 M
  14. Schmidt Family Foundation $1.7 M
  15. Tides Foundation $1.7 M
  16. Horizons Foundation $1.4 M
  17. Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.4 M
  18. Mama Cash $1.2 M
  19. Comic Relief $1.2 M
  20. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $1.2 M
  21. California Endowment $1.2 M
  22. Dreilinden, GmbH $1.1 M
  23. Colonel (IL) James N. Pritzker Charitable Distribution Fund $1.1 M
  24. American Jewish World Service $1.1 M
  25. California Community Foundation $1.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

<1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$21.1 Thousand out of
$314.9 Million for all rights
177 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $5.0 K
  2. Norway $3.8 K
  3. European Union Institutions $3.5 K
  4. United States $2.9 K
  5. Netherlands $2.0 K
  6. Germany $1.4 K
  7. Finland $1.0 K
  8. Canada $914
  9. Spain $260
  10. Austria $179.2 K
  11. Belgium $129
  12. Australia $37
  13. Czech Republic $18.4 K
  14. France $13
  15. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,655,104 (3%)
109 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$2,784,231 (3%)
26 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,848,586 (4%)
79 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$3,811,240 (3%)
46 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$4,905,676 (4%)
154 Grants (9%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,467,080 (2%)
43 Grants (3%)

North America

$79,587,676 (72%)
860 Grants (53%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$10,931,098 (10%)
284 Grants (17%)

Western Europe

$4,245,477 (4%)
57 Grants (4%)

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

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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.