2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$58.1 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
892 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $15.0 M
  2. Foundation to Promote Open Society $6.1 M
  3. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $4.8 M
  4. Ford Foundation $4.4 M
  5. International Development Research Centre $2.9 M
  6. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $2.6 M
  7. New Israel Foundation $2.6 M
  8. Carnegie Corporation of New York $2.5 M
  9. Hivos $1.8 M
  10. Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders $1.8 M
  11. The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation $1.3 M
  12. Global Fund for Women $1.0 M
  13. Vanguard Charitable-Donor Advised Fund $814.5 K
  14. Oak Foundation $800.0 K
  15. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $659.0 K
  16. Freedom House $480.9 K
  17. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust $441.8 K
  18. MetLife Foundation $425.0 K
  19. King Baudouin Foundation $405.9 K
  20. Comic Relief $382.2 K
  21. NoVo Foundation $353.0 K
  22. Wikimedia Foundation $349.8 K
  23. Madre $333.3 K
  24. Humanity United $311.0 K
  25. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $290.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

12%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$460.3 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
1,451 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $64.9 M
  2. United States $57.7 M
  3. Sweden $56.3 M
  4. United Arab Emirates $52.4 M
  5. United Kingdom $37.9 M
  6. Netherlands $27.1 M
  7. Germany $25.0 M
  8. Canada $24.2 M
  9. Switzerland $21.6 M
  10. Norway $17.7 M
  11. Finland $15.3 M
  12. Spain $14.4 M
  13. Australia $12.3 M
  14. Italy $10.0 M
  15. Denmark $8.3 M
  16. Japan $4.1 M
  17. Belgium $2.6 M
  18. France $2.2 M
  19. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $1.6 M
  20. Ireland $1.3 M
  21. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $949.9 K
  22. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $716.8 K
  23. International Labour Organisation $400.8 K
  24. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $339.7 K
  25. Iceland $260.2 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.