2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$88.1 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
933 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. NoVo Foundation $12.4 M
  2. New Israel Fund $12.0 M
  3. Foundation to Promote Open Society $10.0 M
  4. European Endowment for Democracy $5.9 M
  5. Ford Foundation $4.9 M
  6. Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.6 M
  7. Klarman Family Foundation $2.8 M
  8. Comic Relief $2.7 M
  9. African Women's Development Fund $2.5 M
  10. Hivos $2.1 M
  11. Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders $2.1 M
  12. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.0 M
  13. Moriah Fund $1.7 M
  14. Shapiro-Silverberg Foundation $1.7 M
  15. Global Fund for Women $1.5 M
  16. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $1.3 M
  17. UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $1.2 M
  18. Humanity United $1.2 M
  19. Walter and Elise Haas Fund $1.2 M
  20. Chicago Community Trust $1.1 M
  21. Carnegie Corporation of New York $900.0 K
  22. Nathan Cummings Foundation $885.0 K
  23. Oak Foundation $700.0 K
  24. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $675.0 K
  25. Kendeda Fund $575.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

11%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$562.3 Million out of
$5.0 Billion for all rights
1,573 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $110.8 M
  2. United States $68.0 M
  3. United Arab Emirates $61.5 M
  4. Sweden $49.1 M
  5. Germany $43.9 M
  6. Netherlands $33.9 M
  7. Denmark $28.2 M
  8. Switzerland $19.9 M
  9. Italy $18.6 M
  10. Australia $17.2 M
  11. Spain $15.8 M
  12. Belgium $15.8 M
  13. Norway $15.7 M
  14. Finland $13.1 M
  15. United Kingdom $10.0 M
  16. Canada $8.3 M
  17. France $6.9 M
  18. Austria $4.3 M
  19. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $3.7 M
  20. Japan $3.1 M
  21. Global Fund $2.9 M
  22. Ireland $2.4 M
  23. Saudi Arabia $2.0 M
  24. International Labour Organisation $1.9 M
  25. Korea $1.7 M
  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.