<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$14.4 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
196 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $2.4 M
  2. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $2.1 M
  3. American Jewish World Service $2.1 M
  4. Foundation for a Just Society $1.5 M
  5. California Endowment $1.4 M
  6. Schmidt Family Foundation $1.0 M
  7. NoVo Foundation $836.5 K
  8. Front Line- The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders $615.9 K
  9. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $500.0 K
  10. Jackson Kemper Foundation $450.0 K
  11. Foundation to Promote Open Society $423.4 K
  12. Sigrid Rausing Trust $354.9 K
  13. Comic Relief $333.3 K
  14. Open Society Policy Center $270.0 K
  15. Global Fund for Women $215.0 K
  16. Astraea Foundation $198.9 K
  17. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $170.4 K
  18. Disability Rights Fund $158.3 K
  19. Urgent Action Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean $150.0 K
  20. Mama Cash $123.0 K
  21. Disability Rights Advocacy Fund $106.4 K
  22. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $100.0 K
  23. Overbrook Foundation $100.0 K
  24. Flora Family Foundation $75.0 K
  25. Tides Foundation $75.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$63.4 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
375 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $18.3 M
  2. Canada $17.0 M
  3. Spain $7.9 M
  4. European Union Institutions $5.6 M
  5. Norway $3.0 M
  6. Belgium $3.0 M
  7. Inter-American Development Bank $2.0 M
  8. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.5 M
  9. Sweden $1.4 M
  10. Switzerland $628.7 K
  11. Germany $608.6 K
  12. Italy $331.8 K
  13. Netherlands $321.5 K
  14. United Kingdom $310.2 K
  15. International Labour Organisation $306.0 K
  16. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $277.8 K
  17. Japan $233.6 K
  18. France $204.2 K
  19. Czech Republic $203.5 K
  20. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $119.0 K
  21. Finland $118.5 K
  22. Australia $104.0 K
  23. World Health Organization (WHO) $73.6 K
  24. Food and Agriculture Organisation $36.8 K
  25. 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.