<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$7.1 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
163 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Comic Relief $1.8 M
  2. Foundation to Promote Open Society $1.5 M
  3. Red Umbrella Fund $900.1 K
  4. Foundation for a Just Society $800.0 K
  5. Open Society Policy Center $749.9 K
  6. American Jewish World Service $584.5 K
  7. Aidsfonds $407.7 K
  8. Mama Cash $352.2 K
  9. Levi Strauss Foundation $185.0 K
  10. Freedom Fund (UK) $155.0 K
  11. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $150.0 K
  12. UHAI EASHRI $144.3 K
  13. Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales $128.1 K
  14. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $75.0 K
  15. Alliance for Open Society International $75.0 K
  16. Astraea Foundation $65.0 K
  17. Voice $55.9 K
  18. Fondo Semillas $49.2 K
  19. Fund for Global Human Rights $48.1 K
  20. FRIDA - The Young Feminist Fund $37.0 K
  21. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $33.4 K
  22. Equality Fund $32.7 K
  23. Access Now $30.9 K
  24. Urgent Action Fund - Africa $28.5 K
  25. Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights $25.6 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

<1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$2.1 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
12 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $846.0 K
  2. Norway $551.4 K
  3. European Union Institutions $483.7 K
  4. Germany $128.0 K
  5. Finland $73.6 K
  6. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $951
  7. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$1,872,076 (26%)
28 Grants (17%)

Caribbean

$105,524 (1%)
5 Grants (3%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$648,037 (9%)
10 Grants (6%)

Global Programs

$719,500 (10%)
9 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$557,346 (8%)
20 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,000 (0%)
1 Grants (1%)

North America

$1,475,605 (21%)
22 Grants (13%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$1,305,351 (18%)
56 Grants (34%)

Western Europe

$591,661 (8%)
16 Grants (10%)

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/.