2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$82.8 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
974 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $21.9 M
  2. California Community Foundation $6.7 M
  3. Foundation to Promote Open Society $4.4 M
  4. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $2.2 M
  5. William R Kenan Jr Charitable Trust $2.2 M
  6. Voice $1.8 M
  7. Oak Foundation $1.8 M
  8. California Endowment $1.5 M
  9. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $1.3 M
  10. Kresge Foundation $1.2 M
  11. Community Foundation of Greater Memphis $1.2 M
  12. NoVo Foundation $1.1 M
  13. Coca-Cola Foundation $1.1 M
  14. Margaret A. Cargill Foundation $1.1 M
  15. Comic Relief $1.1 M
  16. Marcus Foundation $1.0 M
  17. Nathan Cummings Foundation $995.0 K
  18. Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft $959.7 K
  19. Houston Endowment $900.0 K
  20. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $860.0 K
  21. Open Society Institute $763.6 K
  22. Mary Morton Parsons Foundation $750.0 K
  23. Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies $745.0 K
  24. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $730.0 K
  25. EEA and Norway Grants $728.2 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,819,221 (5%)
57 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$13,000 (0%)
2 Grants (0%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,529,835 (4%)
99 Grants (10%)

Global Programs

$6,967,873 (8%)
39 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,112,943 (4%)
109 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$2,039,693 (2%)
40 Grants (4%)

North America

$54,919,185 (66%)
474 Grants (49%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$3,666,059 (4%)
67 Grants (7%)

Western Europe

$7,509,681 (9%)
113 Grants (12%)

Region totals include both foundation grants directly to recipients based in the region specified and foundation grants to recipients located in other regions to do work benefiting the region specified. Grants may mention more than one region of benefit and therefore be counted in more than one category.

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.