6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$192.9 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
2,085 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $60.0 M
  2. Ford Foundation $18.8 M
  3. C&A Foundation $12.0 M
  4. Open Society Institute $11.8 M
  5. NoVo Foundation $8.9 M
  6. Foundation to Promote Open Society $8.4 M
  7. Foundation for a Just Society $8.0 M
  8. American Jewish World Service $6.8 M
  9. Tides Foundation $6.0 M
  10. Oak Foundation $5.0 M
  11. The Global Fund for Women $3.7 M
  12. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $3.3 M
  13. Humanity United $3.1 M
  14. Women’s Fund Asia $3.0 M
  15. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $3.0 M
  16. Mama Cash $2.7 M
  17. The Freedom Fund (UK) $2.5 M
  18. Anonymous Funder 13 $2.5 M
  19. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $2.3 M
  20. The Skoll Foundation $2.0 M
  21. Fund for Global Human Rights $1.8 M
  22. Arcus Foundation $1.8 M
  23. Both ENDS Foundation $1.6 M
  24. Comic Relief $1.5 M
  25. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

18%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$695.4 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
2,399 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $121.3 M
  2. Australia $112.4 M
  3. Canada $65.7 M
  4. United Kingdom $55.0 M
  5. Sweden $53.4 M
  6. European Union Institutions $51.9 M
  7. Germany $47.6 M
  8. Denmark $38.7 M
  9. Finland $27.5 M
  10. Norway $26.5 M
  11. Japan $23.5 M
  12. Switzerland $14.4 M
  13. Netherlands $12.7 M
  14. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $6.9 M
  15. Asian Development Bank $5.3 M
  16. Belgium $4.9 M
  17. Spain $4.4 M
  18. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $3.5 M
  19. Italy $3.4 M
  20. France $3.4 M
  21. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $3.0 M
  22. Ireland $2.4 M
  23. Luxembourg $1.9 M
  24. Korea $1.7 M
  25. New Zealand $995.5 K
  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.