5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$211.3 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
2,687 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $44.3 M
  2. Foundation to Promote Open Society $18.4 M
  3. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $13.9 M
  4. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $11.4 M
  5. Howard G. Buffett Foundation $10.2 M
  6. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $9.5 M
  7. Oak Foundation $8.3 M
  8. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $7.7 M
  9. Laudes Foundation $7.0 M
  10. David and Lucile Packard Foundation $6.9 M
  11. Foundation for a Just Society $6.7 M
  12. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $4.8 M
  13. Open Society Policy Center $4.5 M
  14. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.5 M
  15. Bloomberg Philanthropies $3.9 M
  16. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $3.2 M
  17. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $3.2 M
  18. Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.2 M
  19. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $3.0 M
  20. Fondo De Mujeres Del Sur $2.8 M
  21. Fund for Global Human Rights $2.7 M
  22. Margaret A. Cargill Foundation $2.7 M
  23. American Jewish World Service $2.5 M
  24. Global Greengrants Fund $2.4 M
  25. Christensen Fund $2.2 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

9%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$514.8 Million out of
$5.8 Billion for all rights
3,082 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $101.4 M
  2. Spain $83.3 M
  3. Germany $74.8 M
  4. Canada $50.8 M
  5. Sweden $50.5 M
  6. European Union Institutions $45.8 M
  7. Norway $24.2 M
  8. Switzerland $20.0 M
  9. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $14.2 M
  10. Belgium $8.3 M
  11. United Kingdom $5.3 M
  12. Netherlands $5.0 M
  13. Korea $4.6 M
  14. Ireland $3.4 M
  15. Italy $3.2 M
  16. International Development Association $2.9 M
  17. World Health Organization (WHO) $2.8 M
  18. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $2.3 M
  19. International Labour Organisation $1.6 M
  20. Luxembourg $1.5 M
  21. France $1.4 M
  22. Finland $1.3 M
  23. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $1.2 M
  24. Global Fund $1.1 M
  25. Austria $747.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 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.