7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$238.4 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
2,346 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $48.3 M
  2. Foundation to Promote Open Society $44.2 M
  3. Open Society Institute $40.5 M
  4. Ford Foundation $37.8 M
  5. Tides Foundation $14.4 M
  6. NoVo Foundation $12.7 M
  7. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $11.8 M
  8. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $11.7 M
  9. Comic Relief $8.6 M
  10. Oak Foundation $6.8 M
  11. Segal Family Foundation $6.5 M
  12. International Development Research Centre $4.4 M
  13. African Women's Development Fund $4.4 M
  14. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.2 M
  15. Fund for Global Human Rights $4.1 M
  16. American Jewish World Service $4.1 M
  17. Foundation for a Just Society $3.9 M
  18. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $3.4 M
  19. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $3.3 M
  20. Hivos $3.2 M
  21. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $2.5 M
  22. Humanity United $2.4 M
  23. Arcus Foundation $2.4 M
  24. Peace Direct $2.4 M
  25. C&A Foundation $2.2 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

34%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$1.3 Billion out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
3,417 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $336.3 M
  2. Sweden $230.6 M
  3. United States $139.9 M
  4. Canada $121.1 M
  5. Italy $78.5 M
  6. Germany $69.7 M
  7. Norway $58.9 M
  8. Denmark $56.2 M
  9. United Kingdom $43.6 M
  10. Finland $33.3 M
  11. Belgium $23.9 M
  12. Spain $22.8 M
  13. Ireland $19.0 M
  14. Netherlands $18.2 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $18.0 M
  16. Switzerland $15.9 M
  17. France $6.4 M
  18. Austria $5.1 M
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $5.0 M
  20. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $4.2 M
  21. Luxembourg $3.9 M
  22. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $3.5 M
  23. Japan $3.1 M
  24. Korea $2.6 M
  25. Australia $2.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

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 Population

Population totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to benefit a specific group. Grants may serve multiple populations and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

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.