5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$169.1 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
2,007 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $27.9 M
  2. Oak Foundation $16.0 M
  3. Foundation to Promote Open Society $14.0 M
  4. Freedom Fund (UK) $10.8 M
  5. NoVo Foundation $9.3 M
  6. Ford Foundation $9.2 M
  7. European Endowment for Democracy $8.4 M
  8. Foundation for a Just Society $6.4 M
  9. American Jewish World Service $6.1 M
  10. Laudes Foundation $5.9 M
  11. Kendeda Fund $5.6 M
  12. Humanity United $3.6 M
  13. WomenÕs Fund Asia $3.1 M
  14. Comic Relief $2.8 M
  15. Hivos $2.4 M
  16. Global Greengrants Fund $2.2 M
  17. Wal-Mart Foundation $2.0 M
  18. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.0 M
  19. David and Lucile Packard Foundation $1.8 M
  20. Both ENDS Foundation $1.7 M
  21. Mama Cash $1.6 M
  22. Open Society Institute $1.5 M
  23. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $1.5 M
  24. Climate Justice Resilience Fund $1.4 M
  25. Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.3 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

17%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$838.7 Million out of
$5.0 Billion for all rights
2,993 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Australia $134.4 M
  2. United States $116.1 M
  3. Sweden $110.7 M
  4. European Union Institutions $87.9 M
  5. Germany $63.0 M
  6. Asian Development Bank $53.8 M
  7. United Kingdom $45.4 M
  8. Canada $33.0 M
  9. Finland $31.8 M
  10. Norway $27.7 M
  11. Switzerland $25.8 M
  12. Denmark $23.4 M
  13. Netherlands $21.2 M
  14. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $14.2 M
  15. International Development Association $11.9 M
  16. Belgium $6.8 M
  17. Italy $4.9 M
  18. Spain $4.8 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $3.6 M
  20. Korea $3.3 M
  21. Ireland $2.6 M
  22. France $2.5 M
  23. International Labour Organisation $2.5 M
  24. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $1.7 M
  25. New Zealand $1.6 M
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2018 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.