4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$172.3 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
1,746 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $21.6 M
  2. Laudes Foundation $14.1 M
  3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $12.5 M
  4. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $12.4 M
  5. Oak Foundation $9.0 M
  6. Freedom Fund (UK) $6.9 M
  7. Foundation to Promote Open Society $6.7 M
  8. American Jewish World Service $6.0 M
  9. Open Society Policy Center $5.4 M
  10. BHP Foundation $4.8 M
  11. Comic Relief $4.5 M
  12. David and Lucile Packard Foundation $4.3 M
  13. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $3.9 M
  14. Skoll Foundation $3.8 M
  15. Humanity United $3.6 M
  16. Foundation for a Just Society $3.5 M
  17. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $3.4 M
  18. Voice $2.8 M
  19. Anonymous Funder 13 $2.2 M
  20. Global Fund for Women $2.0 M
  21. Korea Foundation for Women $1.9 M
  22. Fund for Global Human Rights $1.9 M
  23. Arcus Foundation $1.6 M
  24. Omidyar Network Fund $1.6 M
  25. Margaret A. Cargill Foundation $1.5 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

18%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$1.0 Billion out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
3,438 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Canada $143.7 M
  2. United States $141.6 M
  3. Sweden $98.8 M
  4. Australia $93.2 M
  5. Germany $82.1 M
  6. European Union Institutions $81.6 M
  7. International Development Association $68.3 M
  8. United Kingdom $59.4 M
  9. Denmark $42.9 M
  10. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $31.5 M
  11. Norway $29.9 M
  12. Finland $27.3 M
  13. Netherlands $25.6 M
  14. Switzerland $19.9 M
  15. Asian Development Bank $19.5 M
  16. Japan $11.5 M
  17. Belgium $6.2 M
  18. Spain $6.1 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $4.4 M
  20. International Labour Organisation $4.2 M
  21. New Zealand $4.1 M
  22. Italy $3.8 M
  23. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $3.8 M
  24. Korea $3.5 M
  25. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $3.5 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 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.