2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$58.0 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
965 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Oak Foundation $14.3 M
  2. European Endowment for Democracy $9.9 M
  3. Foundation to Promote Open Society $9.6 M
  4. Sigrid Rausing Trust $5.9 M
  5. Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft $2.2 M
  6. Kosovar Civil Society Foundation $1.5 M
  7. Disability Rights Advocacy Fund $1.2 M
  8. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $1.2 M
  9. Open Society Initiative for Europe $1.1 M
  10. William Davidson Foundation $1.0 M
  11. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $1.0 M
  12. Wikimedia Foundation $893.5 K
  13. Mama Cash $891.6 K
  14. Foundation for a Just Society $760.0 K
  15. Arcus Foundation $670.0 K
  16. Global Fund for Women $616.2 K
  17. King Baudouin Foundation United States $574.5 K
  18. Ukrainian Women's Fund $557.0 K
  19. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $525.0 K
  20. EEA and Norway Grants $353.1 K
  21. Tamalpais Trust $334.0 K
  22. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $331.0 K
  23. Open Society Institute $310.9 K
  24. Christensen Fund $310.0 K
  25. Astraea Foundation $291.8 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

6%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$293.2 Million out of
$5.0 Billion for all rights
1,495 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $77.6 M
  2. United States $51.0 M
  3. Sweden $44.8 M
  4. Germany $29.1 M
  5. Norway $22.7 M
  6. Switzerland $15.6 M
  7. United Kingdom $10.5 M
  8. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $8.5 M
  9. Denmark $5.6 M
  10. Asian Development Bank $4.8 M
  11. Netherlands $3.7 M
  12. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $3.6 M
  13. Finland $2.3 M
  14. Austria $2.1 M
  15. Canada $2.0 M
  16. Czech Republic $1.2 M
  17. Australia $1.1 M
  18. Poland $1.0 M
  19. France $814.6 K
  20. International Labour Organisation $793.1 K
  21. Italy $642.4 K
  22. Estonia $600.7 K
  23. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $451.8 K
  24. Turkey $366.4 K
  25. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $357.5 K
  26. 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.