10%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$269.2 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
3,038 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Comic Relief $41.2 M
  2. Foundation to Promote Open Society $24.6 M
  3. Ford Foundation $22.7 M
  4. National Endowment for Democracy $21.0 M
  5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $20.0 M
  6. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $18.1 M
  7. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $15.2 M
  8. NoVo Foundation $10.5 M
  9. Segal Family Foundation $9.8 M
  10. Oak Foundation $8.0 M
  11. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $6.7 M
  12. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $5.9 M
  13. Human Dignity Foundation $5.9 M
  14. Elton John AIDS Foundation (London) $5.0 M
  15. International Development Research Centre $4.6 M
  16. ViiV Healthcare $4.2 M
  17. American Jewish World Service $4.1 M
  18. Stephen Lewis Foundation $3.8 M
  19. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $3.8 M
  20. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $3.7 M
  21. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $3.7 M
  22. Fund for Global Human Rights $3.0 M
  23. The Foundation for Civil Society $2.9 M
  24. King Baudouin Foundation $2.7 M
  25. Arcus Foundation $2.5 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

32%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$1.2 Billion out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
3,620 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $365.7 M
  2. Sweden $205.9 M
  3. United States $92.6 M
  4. United Kingdom $81.7 M
  5. Denmark $70.5 M
  6. Canada $68.3 M
  7. Norway $67.2 M
  8. Germany $59.2 M
  9. Finland $33.6 M
  10. Netherlands $29.6 M
  11. Switzerland $24.4 M
  12. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $19.5 M
  13. Spain $16.4 M
  14. Belgium $16.3 M
  15. Ireland $15.4 M
  16. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $14.7 M
  17. International Development Association $10.8 M
  18. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $8.6 M
  19. Japan $8.6 M
  20. Australia $8.0 M
  21. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $6.8 M
  22. France $4.5 M
  23. Italy $3.4 M
  24. Austria $2.6 M
  25. Portugal $2.6 M
  26. M = Millions

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.