6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$176.7 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
2,416 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $28.8 M
  2. Ford Foundation $26.9 M
  3. National Endowment for Democracy $14.3 M
  4. Oak Foundation $10.5 M
  5. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $10.2 M
  6. Foundation to Promote Open Society $9.9 M
  7. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $7.0 M
  8. International Community Foundation $5.4 M
  9. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.3 M
  10. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $4.3 M
  11. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $4.2 M
  12. Hivos $3.0 M
  13. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $2.8 M
  14. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $2.8 M
  15. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $2.7 M
  16. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.5 M
  17. The Summit Foundation $2.4 M
  18. Foundation for a Just Society $2.2 M
  19. American Jewish World Service $2.1 M
  20. Fund for Global Human Rights $2.0 M
  21. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $1.9 M
  22. The Overbrook Foundation $1.8 M
  23. International Development Research Centre $1.8 M
  24. Both ENDS $1.8 M
  25. Seattle International Foundation $1.6 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

9%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$348.6 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
2,578 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Spain $64.4 M
  2. United States $56.2 M
  3. Sweden $53.4 M
  4. Germany $42.7 M
  5. European Union Institutions $34.0 M
  6. Canada $26.9 M
  7. Norway $20.6 M
  8. Switzerland $13.2 M
  9. Denmark $5.4 M
  10. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $5.2 M
  11. Netherlands $4.5 M
  12. Belgium $3.5 M
  13. Ireland $3.2 M
  14. Finland $3.1 M
  15. United Kingdom $2.4 M
  16. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $1.9 M
  17. Italy $1.6 M
  18. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $1.1 M
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $1.1 M
  20. Korea $899.4 K
  21. Austria $876.1 K
  22. Luxembourg $763.7 K
  23. World Health Organization (WHO) $670.7 K
  24. International Labour Organisation $468.6 K
  25. Australia $299.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings: 2016 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.