12%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$344.2 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
1,247 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $63.0 M
  2. Oak Foundation $50.2 M
  3. Foundation to Promote Open Society $41.4 M
  4. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $28.5 M
  5. NoVo Foundation $21.9 M
  6. Humanity United $16.3 M
  7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $12.2 M
  8. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $9.5 M
  9. Foundation for a Just Society $8.4 M
  10. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $8.0 M
  11. National Endowment for Democracy $7.0 M
  12. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $5.8 M
  13. Omidyar Network Fund $4.6 M
  14. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $3.7 M
  15. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.6 M
  16. The Marisla Foundation $3.5 M
  17. Anonymous 9 $3.4 M
  18. High Meadows Foundation $3.0 M
  19. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $2.9 M
  20. The Rockefeller Foundation $2.8 M
  21. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $2.8 M
  22. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $2.2 M
  23. The Pershing Square Foundation $2.1 M
  24. Greater Houston Community Foundation $2.1 M
  25. The JPB Foundation $2.0 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

24%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$943.0 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
1,406 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Italy $234.6 M
  2. Sweden $137.1 M
  3. Switzerland $108.7 M
  4. United States $87.6 M
  5. United Kingdom $61.4 M
  6. Denmark $46.9 M
  7. Norway $46.0 M
  8. Netherlands $45.8 M
  9. Germany $41.0 M
  10. European Union Institutions $27.1 M
  11. Finland $20.6 M
  12. International Labour Organisation $17.4 M
  13. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) $13.0 M
  14. Australia $11.4 M
  15. Spain $10.9 M
  16. France $8.8 M
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $4.3 M
  18. Ireland $4.3 M
  19. Belgium $4.0 M
  20. World Health Organization (WHO) $1.6 M
  21. Canada $1.4 M
  22. Korea $1.2 M
  23. United Arab Emirates $1.2 M
  24. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.1 M
  25. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) $1.1 M
  26. M = Millions

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.

Bilateral and multilateral funding includes disbursements not directed toward a specific country or region (designated in the OECD data set as “Bilateral, unspecified”). This includes disbursements providing a global benefit or used to cover the donor’s administrative costs.