12%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$289.1 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
2,936 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $63.9 M
  2. Comic Relief UK $34.2 M
  3. Ford Foundation $25.6 M
  4. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $20.3 M
  5. American Jewish World Service $19.6 M
  6. Hivos $16.6 M
  7. The Atlantic Philanthropies $13.4 M
  8. The International Development Research Centre $10.6 M
  9. Nationale Postcode Loterij $8.3 M
  10. The Oak Foundation $7.3 M
  11. Human Dignity Foundation $7.2 M
  12. The Foundation for Civil Society $7.0 M
  13. Segal Family Foundation $5.6 M
  14. Humanity United $5.6 M
  15. The Skoll Foundation $5.0 M
  16. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $5.0 M
  17. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $4.7 M
  18. NoVo Foundation $4.5 M
  19. National Endowment for Democracy $4.4 M
  20. Tides Foundation $4.4 M
  21. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $4.4 M
  22. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.3 M
  23. Open Doors International $4.2 M
  24. Fund For Global Human Rights $4.2 M
  25. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $4.1 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

29%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$1.1 Billion out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
3,731 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $165.5 M
  2. European Union Institutions $129.0 M
  3. Norway $108.7 M
  4. Canada $103.6 M
  5. United States $81.4 M
  6. Global Fund $77.2 M
  7. United Kingdom $72.2 M
  8. Denmark $66.1 M
  9. Germany $47.9 M
  10. Finland $46.1 M
  11. Belgium $37.2 M
  12. Netherlands $23.5 M
  13. Spain $19.3 M
  14. Switzerland $19.3 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $16.2 M
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $14.5 M
  17. Ireland $12.7 M
  18. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $7.6 M
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $7.3 M
  20. France $6.7 M
  21. Italy $4.0 M
  22. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $3.2 M
  23. Japan $3.2 M
  24. Australia $3.1 M
  25. Austria $2.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings: 2013 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.

Sample Grants

  • Akiba Uhaki Foundation
    Mouvement Des Peuples Pour L'education Aux Droits Humains Au Rwanda
    To strengthen citizen participation in local governance in Musha Sector.
  • Oak Foundation
    Pathfinder International (United States)
    To work with families and young men to prevent violence to children, especially sexual violence, in households and at the community level in Northern Unguja, Zanzibar.