<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$13.5 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
248 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. American Jewish World Service $2.1 M
  2. Arcus Foundation $1.9 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $965.0 K
  4. Hivos $937.2 K
  5. Ford Foundation $789.0 K
  6. Tides Foundation $564.0 K
  7. Mama Cash $502.9 K
  8. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $500.0 K
  9. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $490.4 K
  10. International Development Research Centre $424.7 K
  11. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $320.0 K
  12. Fondo De Mujeres Del Sur $290.5 K
  13. Open Society Institute $280.0 K
  14. GRASSROOTS INTERNATIONAL $259.0 K
  15. Oak Foundation $243.3 K
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $242.5 K
  17. Greater Washington Community Foundation $225.0 K
  18. The Schmidt Family Foundation $210.0 K
  19. Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $186.5 K
  20. The Global Fund for Women $170.1 K
  21. Disability Rights Fund $161.8 K
  22. Anonymous Funder 13 $154.0 K
  23. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $150.0 K
  24. Levi Strauss Foundation $150.0 K
  25. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) $150.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$57.7 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
277 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $22.7 M
  2. Canada $16.7 M
  3. Spain $6.2 M
  4. European Union Institutions $5.1 M
  5. Sweden $1.7 M
  6. Norway $1.5 M
  7. Belgium $798.2 K
  8. Germany $716.1 K
  9. Italy $560.7 K
  10. France $556.0 K
  11. Switzerland $428.6 K
  12. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $130.6 K
  13. Netherlands $126.2 K
  14. International Labour Organisation $115.6 K
  15. Inter-American Development Bank $112.0 K
  16. United Kingdom $110.3 K
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $54.8 K
  18. World Health Organization (WHO) $52.5 K
  19. Korea $24.6 K
  20. Australia $19.9 K
  21. Finland $140
  22. 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.