6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$153.9 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
2,302 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $33.4 M
  2. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $15.8 M
  3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $9.4 M
  4. Oak Foundation $7.4 M
  5. American Jewish World Service $7.0 M
  6. Foundation to Promote Open Society $6.8 M
  7. Ford Foundation $6.8 M
  8. Foundation for a Just Society $4.2 M
  9. The Kendeda Fund $3.2 M
  10. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $3.1 M
  11. Stop AIDS Now $3.1 M
  12. Comic Relief $2.5 M
  13. Fund for Global Human Rights $2.4 M
  14. Global Fund for Women $2.4 M
  15. NoVo Foundation $2.2 M
  16. Global Greengrants Fund $2.2 M
  17. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $2.2 M
  18. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $2.1 M
  19. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $2.1 M
  20. International Development Research Centre $2.0 M
  21. Human Dignity Foundation $2.0 M
  22. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $1.9 M
  23. Mama Cash $1.6 M
  24. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.6 M
  25. Freedom House $1.4 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

15%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$604.8 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
2,613 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $100.6 M
  2. Australia $77.4 M
  3. European Union Institutions $65.3 M
  4. United Kingdom $63.3 M
  5. Sweden $46.2 M
  6. Germany $41.6 M
  7. Finland $34.2 M
  8. Norway $33.3 M
  9. Canada $33.0 M
  10. Denmark $21.4 M
  11. Switzerland $18.1 M
  12. Netherlands $14.7 M
  13. Japan $13.0 M
  14. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $8.4 M
  15. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $8.0 M
  16. France $4.2 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $4.1 M
  18. Belgium $4.0 M
  19. Spain $2.6 M
  20. Ireland $2.2 M
  21. Luxembourg $1.9 M
  22. New Zealand $1.7 M
  23. Korea $1.3 M
  24. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $1.1 M
  25. Italy $1.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings: 2016 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.