<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$17.6 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
195 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Comic Relief $3.3 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $3.0 M
  3. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $1.6 M
  4. American Jewish World Service $1.6 M
  5. Arcus Foundation $1.4 M
  6. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $1.3 M
  7. Wal-Mart Foundation $1.1 M
  8. Foundation to Promote Open Society $617.5 K
  9. Ford Foundation $555.0 K
  10. Schmidt Family Foundation $450.0 K
  11. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $421.4 K
  12. Charles LŽopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress $353.1 K
  13. Flora Family Foundation $302.5 K
  14. Foundation for a Just Society $300.0 K
  15. Sigrid Rausing Trust $271.7 K
  16. Citi Foundation $220.0 K
  17. EsmŽe Fairbairn Foundation $198.5 K
  18. Freedom House $180.3 K
  19. King Baudouin Foundation $166.0 K
  20. Disability Rights Fund $163.5 K
  21. Boston Foundation $157.5 K
  22. Anonymous Funder 13 $154.0 K
  23. Astraea Foundation $133.9 K
  24. Summit Foundation $125.0 K
  25. Tides Foundation $120.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$54.5 Million out of
$5.0 Billion for all rights
296 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $25.6 M
  2. European Union Institutions $5.8 M
  3. Spain $5.7 M
  4. Belgium $3.5 M
  5. Inter-American Development Bank $2.7 M
  6. Canada $2.5 M
  7. Switzerland $2.4 M
  8. Norway $2.1 M
  9. Sweden $1.5 M
  10. Italy $511.2 K
  11. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $428.7 K
  12. Germany $390.7 K
  13. United Kingdom $309.0 K
  14. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $266.4 K
  15. Netherlands $259.3 K
  16. France $134.4 K
  17. Australia $133.5 K
  18. Finland $82.8 K
  19. World Health Organization (WHO) $59.1 K
  20. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $55.9 K
  21. International Labour Organisation $40.8 K
  22. Korea $22.9 K
  23. Czech Republic $9.0 K
  24. 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.