3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$71.3 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
1,274 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $16.5 M
  2. Arcus Foundation $6.4 M
  3. Hivos $6.1 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $5.2 M
  5. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $4.7 M
  6. Gill Foundation $4.6 M
  7. American Jewish World Service $3.7 M
  8. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.9 M
  9. Proteus Fund $1.7 M
  10. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.4 M
  11. The Oak Foundation $1.4 M
  12. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $1.2 M
  13. Mama Cash $1.2 M
  14. The Global Fund for Women $1.1 M
  15. NoVo Foundation $1.0 M
  16. The California Endowment $926.5 K
  17. Dreilinden, GmbH $892.4 K
  18. Weingart Foundation $825.0 K
  19. Fund For Global Human Rights $748.6 K
  20. The Thomas Phillips and Jane Moore Johnson Foundation $731.7 K
  21. David Bohnett Foundation $664.8 K
  22. The James Irvine Foundation $545.0 K
  23. Colonel (IL) James N. Pritzker Charitable Distribution Fund $530.0 K
  24. The Atlantic Philanthropies $500.0 K
  25. EEA and Norway Grants $467.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$40.5 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
117 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $19.5 M
  2. Sweden $13.1 M
  3. Norway $4.4 M
  4. European Union Institutions $1.0 M
  5. United States $878.9 K
  6. Finland $418.6 K
  7. Germany $287.7 K
  8. Netherlands $264.4 K
  9. Spain $229.7 K
  10. United Kingdom $186.2 K
  11. Canada $113.4 K
  12. Switzerland $27.0 K
  13. Iceland $14.9 K
  14. Slovenia $8.9 K
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $47
  16. M = Millions

Key Findings: 2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$6,490,443 (9%)
108 Grants (8%)

Caribbean

$694,137 (1%)
33 Grants (3%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,416,580 (5%)
93 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$5,917,012 (8%)
51 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,881,696 (5%)
149 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,481,939 (2%)
33 Grants (3%)

North America

$42,363,018 (59%)
614 Grants (48%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$6,167,063 (9%)
163 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$2,837,815 (4%)
49 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

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.