2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$76.8 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
1,693 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Arcus Foundation $11.3 M
  2. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $10.4 M
  3. Tides Foundation $9.2 M
  4. Ford Foundation $8.3 M
  5. Foundation for a Just Society $6.1 M
  6. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $3.6 M
  7. Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $2.9 M
  8. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $2.9 M
  9. NoVo Foundation $2.7 M
  10. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $2.3 M
  11. American Jewish World Service $1.8 M
  12. The Baring Foundation $1.5 M
  13. Open Society Institute $1.3 M
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.2 M
  15. Dreilinden, GmbH $1.2 M
  16. UHAI EASHRI $1.2 M
  17. California Community Foundation $1.2 M
  18. NEO Philanthropy $1.1 M
  19. The New York Women's Foundation $975.0 K
  20. Wells Fargo Foundation $880.0 K
  21. Colonel (IL) James N. Pritzker Charitable Distribution Fund $855.0 K
  22. Mama Cash $850.5 K
  23. Horizons Foundation $816.2 K
  24. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $800.0 K
  25. Oak Foundation $795.5 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$24.3 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
144 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $10.7 M
  2. United States $4.0 M
  3. Australia $2.9 M
  4. Norway $1.9 M
  5. European Union Institutions $1.8 M
  6. Netherlands $1.2 M
  7. Spain $592.9 K
  8. Finland $508.8 K
  9. Germany $491.0 K
  10. Canada $195.8 K
  11. Switzerland $30.5 K
  12. Slovenia $79
  13. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$4,301,607 (6%)
129 Grants (8%)

Caribbean

$1,486,659 (2%)
33 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,398,236 (3%)
93 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$6,976,730 (9%)
64 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,348,826 (7%)
189 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,281,544 (2%)
37 Grants (2%)

North America

$47,825,085 (62%)
934 Grants (55%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$7,936,562 (10%)
204 Grants (12%)

Western Europe

$2,347,721 (3%)
43 Grants (3%)

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.