8%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$290.9 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
2,447 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $55.4 M
  2. Foundation to Promote Open Society $33.0 M
  3. Ford Foundation $30.6 M
  4. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $20.8 M
  5. Comic Relief $19.5 M
  6. NoVo Foundation $15.4 M
  7. Oak Foundation $14.8 M
  8. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $7.5 M
  9. European Endowment for Democracy $5.9 M
  10. Foundation for a Just Society $5.6 M
  11. African Women's Development Fund $5.1 M
  12. Larry Ellison Foundation $5.0 M
  13. Arcus Foundation $4.5 M
  14. Hivos $4.4 M
  15. Climate Justice Resilience Fund $4.2 M
  16. American Jewish World Service $3.7 M
  17. Segal Family Foundation $3.4 M
  18. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $3.4 M
  19. Schmidt Family Foundation $3.3 M
  20. Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.2 M
  21. Global Fund for Women $2.9 M
  22. Fund for Global Human Rights $2.8 M
  23. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $2.7 M
  24. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.3 M
  25. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

100%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$313.4 Million out of
$314.9 Million for all rights
4,546 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $312.8 M
  2. Sweden $65.8 K
  3. United States $65.4 K
  4. Norway $50.1 K
  5. United Kingdom $43.3 K
  6. Switzerland $39.0 K
  7. Belgium $33.9 K
  8. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $33.1 K
  9. Canada $32.0 K
  10. Spain $31.2 K
  11. Finland $30.9 K
  12. Germany $27.8 K
  13. International Labour Organisation $21.6 K
  14. Ireland $15.9 K
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $15.5 K
  16. Netherlands $13.8 K
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $12.7 K
  18. Italy $11.1 K
  19. Denmark $10.4 K
  20. France $9.7 K
  21. Austria $4.5 K
  22. International Development Association $2.4 K
  23. Japan $1.9 K
  24. African Development Fund (African Development Fund) $1.8 K
  25. Australia $1.3 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 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.