3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$75.7 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
1,604 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. EEA and Norway Grants $17.6 M
  2. National Endowment for Democracy $15.9 M
  3. Oak Foundation $12.1 M
  4. Foundation to Promote Open Society $11.1 M
  5. Fundacja Batorego $7.4 M
  6. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.9 M
  7. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $2.0 M
  8. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $1.8 M
  9. Tides Foundation $1.3 M
  10. Open Society Fund Prague $1.1 M
  11. Trag Fondacija $865.0 K
  12. Fund for Women's Equality $820.0 K
  13. William Davidson Foundation $800.0 K
  14. The Global Fund for Women $688.6 K
  15. Elton John AIDS Foundation $629.5 K
  16. The Nduna Foundation $619.0 K
  17. Wikimedia Foundation $579.4 K
  18. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria $508.9 K
  19. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $480.0 K
  20. The Coca-Cola Foundation $450.0 K
  21. Abilis Foundation $439.2 K
  22. U.S. Institute of Peace $388.4 K
  23. Europe Foundation $323.5 K
  24. Mama Cash $320.8 K
  25. ViiV Healthcare $314.3 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

6%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$229.1 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
1,635 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $70.0 M
  2. United States $50.8 M
  3. Sweden $23.1 M
  4. Norway $12.4 M
  5. Canada $10.7 M
  6. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $10.0 M
  7. Denmark $9.1 M
  8. Switzerland $7.9 M
  9. Germany $7.6 M
  10. Finland $5.0 M
  11. United Kingdom $3.6 M
  12. Belgium $2.3 M
  13. Netherlands $2.2 M
  14. Austria $2.1 M
  15. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $2.0 M
  16. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.4 M
  17. Poland $1.3 M
  18. Italy $1.2 M
  19. World Health Organization (WHO) $912.9 K
  20. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $737.9 K
  21. Global Fund $515.4 K
  22. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $505.1 K
  23. Iceland $468.1 K
  24. International Labour Organisation $465.5 K
  25. Estonia $457.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2015 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 Sigrid Rausing Trust
    Helsinki Foundation
    For Human Rights in Poland.
  • Mary's Pence
    anonymous individual (United States)
    To fund their transportation to speak at a conference in Croatia about social justice education.