12%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$382.4 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
2,968 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $59.1 M
  2. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $24.2 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $15.9 M
  4. NEO Philanthropy $15.4 M
  5. Carnegie Corporation of New York $14.4 M
  6. Oak Foundation $13.8 M
  7. The JPB Foundation $13.4 M
  8. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $11.1 M
  9. Tides Foundation $10.9 M
  10. Open Society Institute $10.1 M
  11. Unbound Philanthropy $9.1 M
  12. The James Irvine Foundation $8.8 M
  13. Humanity United $7.9 M
  14. The California Wellness Foundation $7.5 M
  15. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $5.8 M
  16. The San Francisco Foundation $5.5 M
  17. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $5.2 M
  18. The Grove Foundation $5.2 M
  19. Fondazione CON IL SUD $5.1 M
  20. Marguerite Casey Foundation $5.1 M
  21. Wallace H. Coulter Foundation $5.1 M
  22. The California Endowment $4.9 M
  23. The Chicago Community Trust $4.5 M
  24. The New York Community Trust $4.1 M
  25. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $3.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

12%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$465.3 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
733 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $162.0 M
  2. Italy $84.6 M
  3. Australia $43.2 M
  4. United States $37.8 M
  5. Canada $35.0 M
  6. Sweden $30.7 M
  7. Germany $24.1 M
  8. United Kingdom $10.1 M
  9. Norway $6.2 M
  10. Finland $5.7 M
  11. Spain $5.5 M
  12. Switzerland $5.2 M
  13. Japan $4.2 M
  14. International Labour Organisation $2.9 M
  15. Denmark $2.1 M
  16. Korea $1.8 M
  17. United Arab Emirates $996.0 K
  18. Austria $888.8 K
  19. France $612.4 K
  20. Netherlands $440.5 K
  21. Iceland $407.9 K
  22. Luxembourg $290.7 K
  23. Ireland $239.4 K
  24. Belgium $174.3 K
  25. Estonia $146.5 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$11,701,139 (3%)
97 Grants (3%)

Caribbean

$734,753 (0%)
22 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,959,513 (1%)
42 Grants (1%)

Global Programs

$19,931,464 (5%)
149 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$21,610,744 (6%)
101 Grants (3%)

Middle East & North Africa

$7,661,278 (2%)
107 Grants (4%)

North America

$288,872,606 (76%)
2,099 Grants (71%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$7,578,987 (2%)
77 Grants (3%)

Western Europe

$35,463,087 (9%)
332 Grants (11%)

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.