5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$211.0 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
1,917 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Oak Foundation $33.4 M
  2. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $15.9 M
  3. Comic Relief $14.4 M
  4. Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales $14.2 M
  5. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $12.4 M
  6. Foundation to Promote Open Society $11.5 M
  7. Trust for London $10.3 M
  8. Fondazione CON IL SUD $8.0 M
  9. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $7.9 M
  10. Open Society Initiative for Europe $6.2 M
  11. National Lottery Community Fund $5.6 M
  12. Omidyar Network Fund $5.6 M
  13. Freudenberg Stiftung, GmbH $4.8 M
  14. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $4.6 M
  15. BHP Foundation $3.9 M
  16. Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft $3.8 M
  17. Open Society Policy Center $3.7 M
  18. Fundación ONCE $3.7 M
  19. EEA and Norway Grants $3.6 M
  20. Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.2 M
  21. Barrow Cadbury Trust $2.8 M
  22. Unbound Philanthropy $2.6 M
  23. LankellyChase Foundation $2.6 M
  24. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $2.0 M
  25. A B Charitable Trust $1.8 M
  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.