1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$14.5 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
230 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. American Jewish World Service $1.9 M
  2. Freedom House $1.8 M
  3. W. K. Kellogg Foundation $1.3 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $1.1 M
  5. Ford Foundation $986.0 K
  6. NoVo Foundation $850.0 K
  7. The Oak Foundation $800.1 K
  8. The Atlantic Philanthropies $745.0 K
  9. Hivos $612.2 K
  10. UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality $530.0 K
  11. National Endowment for Democracy $451.5 K
  12. Comic Relief UK $412.1 K
  13. Tides Foundation $282.0 K
  14. Arcus Foundation $265.0 K
  15. The Rockefeller Foundation $250.0 K
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $234.6 K
  17. Levi Strauss Foundation $210.0 K
  18. Mama Cash $201.9 K
  19. Cordaid $178.0 K
  20. The Lambi Fund of Haiti $177.5 K
  21. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee $152.8 K
  22. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation $126.0 K
  23. Dietel Partners $125.0 K
  24. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $121.1 K
  25. Grassroots International $119.1 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

2%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$60.3 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
298 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $22.4 M
  2. European Union Institutions $8.7 M
  3. Global Fund $8.4 M
  4. Canada $6.2 M
  5. Belgium $3.0 M
  6. Spain $2.8 M
  7. Norway $2.2 M
  8. Switzerland $1.4 M
  9. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $1.3 M
  10. Germany $1.1 M
  11. France $646.3 K
  12. United Kingdom $519.7 K
  13. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $267.9 K
  14. Finland $234.1 K
  15. Italy $223.9 K
  16. Sweden $207.3 K
  17. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $168.3 K
  18. Ireland $150.1 K
  19. Netherlands $145.0 K
  20. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $86.2 K
  21. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $27.6 K
  22. Luxembourg $21.2 K
  23. Korea $13.4 K
  24. Australia $2.0 K
  25. Czech Republic $1.4 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings: 2013 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.

Sample Grants

  • The Lambi Fund of Haiti
    KOFOKA (Haiti)
    To promote solidarity activities among women working to change living conditions in their communities.
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies
    Age Concern (Bermuda)
    To implement its agenda to secure policy and service-sector gains that improve the lives of older people and strengthen the organization's work long-term.