100%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$2.3 Billion out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
20,301 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $303.8 M
  2. Ford Foundation $270.9 M
  3. Nationale Postcode Loterij $269.6 M
  4. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $120.9 M
  5. The Atlantic Philanthropies $115.1 M
  6. The Oak Foundation $72.7 M
  7. National Endowment for Democracy $64.8 M
  8. Hivos $50.0 M
  9. Comic Relief UK $49.6 M
  10. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $49.4 M
  11. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $39.4 M
  12. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $39.0 M
  13. American Jewish World Service $37.1 M
  14. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $28.3 M
  15. EEA and Norway Grants $26.6 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $26.5 M
  17. The California Endowment $26.1 M
  18. Open Doors International $22.1 M
  19. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $20.8 M
  20. Public Welfare Foundation $18.5 M
  21. NoVo Foundation $18.4 M
  22. NEO Philanthropy $17.9 M
  23. FundaciĆ³n ONCE $17.0 M
  24. Freedom House $16.7 M
  25. New Israel Fund $16.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$159,161,334 (7%)
2,205 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$14,536,812 (1%)
230 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$90,297,488 (4%)
1,745 Grants (9%)

Global Programs

$414,218,684 (18%)
1,287 Grants (6%)

Latin America & Mexico

$163,127,453 (7%)
2,365 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$73,156,388 (3%)
892 Grants (4%)

North America

$961,005,966 (41%)
7,326 Grants (36%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$289,137,990 (12%)
2,936 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$258,014,082 (11%)
1,739 Grants (9%)

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.