4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$104.5 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
2,189 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Arcus Foundation $15.7 M
  2. Ford Foundation $9.1 M
  3. Foundation for a Just Society $6.6 M
  4. Elton John AIDS Foundation (London) $5.1 M
  5. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $4.7 M
  6. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $4.2 M
  7. NoVo Foundation $4.0 M
  8. Elton John AIDS Foundation $3.8 M
  9. Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $3.7 M
  10. Foundation to Promote Open Society $3.1 M
  11. Big Lottery Fund $2.7 M
  12. ViiV Healthcare $2.6 M
  13. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.4 M
  14. David Bohnett Foundation $2.1 M
  15. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.0 M
  16. Comic Relief $2.0 M
  17. American Jewish World Service $2.0 M
  18. UHAI The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative $1.7 M
  19. Vanguard Charitable-Donor Advised Fund $1.6 M
  20. Oak Foundation $1.6 M
  21. Horizons Foundation $1.5 M
  22. Groundswell Fund $1.5 M
  23. The California Endowment $1.5 M
  24. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.4 M
  25. Stop AIDS Now $1.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$23.9 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
164 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $11.4 M
  2. European Union Institutions $4.1 M
  3. United States $3.0 M
  4. Norway $1.4 M
  5. Finland $1.2 M
  6. Netherlands $874.5 K
  7. United Kingdom $687.9 K
  8. Spain $682.7 K
  9. Germany $258.9 K
  10. Switzerland $115.1 K
  11. Japan $91.6 K
  12. Denmark $89.4 K
  13. Czech Republic $8.6 K
  14. Ireland $7.7 K
  15. M = Millions

Key Findings: 2016 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$9,226,597 (9%)
266 Grants (12%)

Caribbean

$2,556,390 (2%)
45 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,927,645 (2%)
82 Grants (4%)

Global Programs

$8,957,337 (9%)
76 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,872,506 (6%)
169 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,129,629 (1%)
40 Grants (2%)

North America

$53,061,840 (51%)
1,096 Grants (50%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$14,602,392 (14%)
288 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$7,772,484 (7%)
144 Grants (7%)

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.