6%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$214.5 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
2,603 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $42.7 M
  2. NoVo Foundation $24.4 M
  3. Foundation to Promote Open Society $17.2 M
  4. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $16.1 M
  5. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $12.2 M
  6. Tides Foundation $10.6 M
  7. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $10.5 M
  8. Oak Foundation $8.7 M
  9. Foundation for a Just Society $5.9 M
  10. International Community Foundation $5.0 M
  11. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $4.4 M
  12. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $4.2 M
  13. Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.0 M
  14. Global Greengrants Fund $3.4 M
  15. Comic Relief $3.3 M
  16. Hivos $2.5 M
  17. Tinker Foundation $2.0 M
  18. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $2.0 M
  19. American Jewish World Service $1.8 M
  20. Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres $1.7 M
  21. Fund for Global Human Rights $1.6 M
  22. Summit Foundation $1.6 M
  23. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.6 M
  24. Global Fund for Women $1.5 M
  25. John Templeton Foundation $1.5 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

9%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$462.7 Million out of
$5.0 Billion for all rights
2,713 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. United States $100.2 M
  2. Germany $77.9 M
  3. Spain $77.4 M
  4. Sweden $55.1 M
  5. European Union Institutions $36.9 M
  6. Switzerland $25.5 M
  7. Norway $19.0 M
  8. Canada $17.5 M
  9. Belgium $12.5 M
  10. Netherlands $6.5 M
  11. Italy $4.7 M
  12. Inter-American Development Bank $3.3 M
  13. Ireland $2.9 M
  14. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $2.5 M
  15. Global Fund $2.5 M
  16. United Kingdom $2.4 M
  17. Denmark $2.2 M
  18. Korea $2.0 M
  19. Global Environment Facility $1.9 M
  20. France $1.8 M
  21. Luxembourg $1.5 M
  22. World Health Organization (WHO) $1.3 M
  23. Finland $1.1 M
  24. International Labour Organisation $1.0 M
  25. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $811.7 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.