7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$219.2 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
2,903 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $41.9 M
  2. Tides Foundation $17.8 M
  3. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $14.7 M
  4. Hivos $13.3 M
  5. Open Society Institute $12.9 M
  6. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $12.8 M
  7. Oak Foundation $11.6 M
  8. NoVo Foundation $10.0 M
  9. International Community Foundation $7.9 M
  10. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $6.7 M
  11. Foundation to Promote Open Society $6.5 M
  12. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.7 M
  13. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.0 M
  14. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $3.6 M
  15. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.2 M
  16. Foundation for a Just Society $3.1 M
  17. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $2.7 M
  18. C&A Foundation $2.6 M
  19. Global Greengrants Fund $2.6 M
  20. Fund for Global Human Rights $2.3 M
  21. International Development Research Centre $2.2 M
  22. American Jewish World Service $2.1 M
  23. GRASSROOTS INTERNATIONAL $1.8 M
  24. Brazil Fund for Human Rights Foundation - FBDH $1.8 M
  25. The Coca-Cola Foundation $1.6 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

10%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$400.6 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
2,438 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $78.7 M
  2. Spain $74.8 M
  3. Germany $65.4 M
  4. Sweden $51.5 M
  5. European Union Institutions $33.9 M
  6. Canada $30.5 M
  7. Norway $19.0 M
  8. Switzerland $8.0 M
  9. Inter-American Development Bank $6.5 M
  10. Belgium $5.6 M
  11. United Kingdom $4.7 M
  12. Italy $4.1 M
  13. Denmark $3.5 M
  14. Ireland $3.0 M
  15. Netherlands $2.5 M
  16. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $2.2 M
  17. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $1.1 M
  18. Finland $1.0 M
  19. International Labour Organisation $865.0 K
  20. Austria $857.0 K
  21. Luxembourg $596.6 K
  22. World Health Organization (WHO) $590.1 K
  23. Japan $425.2 K
  24. Korea $401.4 K
  25. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $336.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 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.