<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$7.2 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
152 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $1.8 M
  2. Comic Relief $1.4 M
  3. Elton John AIDS Foundation (London) $810.2 K
  4. Red Umbrella Fund $771.5 K
  5. American Jewish World Service $681.0 K
  6. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $399.8 K
  7. Mama Cash $339.7 K
  8. Stop AIDS Now $339.2 K
  9. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $325.0 K
  10. UHAI The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative $280.7 K
  11. Foundation to Promote Open Society $207.4 K
  12. Ford Foundation $200.0 K
  13. Elton John AIDS Foundation $170.0 K
  14. Fund for Global Human Rights $77.0 K
  15. Stephen Lewis Foundation $62.6 K
  16. Proteus Fund $50.0 K
  17. Women’s Fund Asia $49.3 K
  18. KIOS-The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights $39.0 K
  19. ViiV Healthcare $34.0 K
  20. Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights $30.0 K
  21. African Women's Development Fund $30.0 K
  22. MATCH International Women's Fund $20.0 K
  23. Ben & Jerry's Foundation $20.0 K
  24. FRIDA: Young Feminist Fund $15.0 K
  25. Open Society Institute $10.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

<1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$6.2 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
12 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $4.8 M
  2. Norway $571.4 K
  3. European Union Institutions $528.2 K
  4. Germany $116.1 K
  5. Finland $68.0 K
  6. United States $39.0 K
  7. Italy $6.6 K
  8. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$1,936,332 (27%)
37 Grants (24%)

Caribbean

$282,862 (4%)
5 Grants (3%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$329,750 (5%)
8 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$560,645 (8%)
7 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$324,134 (5%)
21 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$49,400 (1%)
2 Grants (1%)

North America

$536,784 (7%)
18 Grants (12%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$2,824,395 (39%)
47 Grants (31%)

Western Europe

$559,885 (8%)
10 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.

* Red Umbrella Fund, Mama Cash, and Open Society Foundations recently conducted an in-depth analysis of sex worker rights funding in 2013 and identified a total of $11 million in support. This additional support was identified through targeted data collection, including from non-governmental organizations, from which we do not collect funding data. To learn more: www.redumbrellafund.org/report/.