<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$3.4 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights
129 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Foundations $1.5 M
  2. Ford Foundation $875.0 K
  3. The Kresge Foundation $150.0 K
  4. Wikimedia Foundation $149.9 K
  5. FundaciĆ³n AVINA $122.2 K
  6. The Coca-Cola Foundation $100.0 K
  7. Tides Foundation $72.5 K
  8. Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights $56.5 K
  9. Abilis Foundation $40.7 K
  10. Segal Family Foundation $40.0 K
  11. Newman's Own Foundation $40.0 K
  12. The Skoll Foundation $37.0 K
  13. The Seattle Foundation $33.0 K
  14. Global Fund for Children $30.0 K
  15. The HOW Fund $25.0 K
  16. The Rockefeller Foundation $25.0 K
  17. 3M Foundation $22.0 K
  18. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $20.0 K
  19. American Jewish World Service $17.7 K
  20. Dietel Partners $16.0 K
  21. Indigo Trust $15.8 K
  22. Firelight Foundation $15.0 K
  23. United Health Foundation $12.0 K
  24. Shadhika Foundation $12.0 K
  25. The Global Fund for Women $10.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2013 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$317,522 (9%)
26 Grants (20%)

Caribbean

$13,660 (0%)
5 Grants (4%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$143,404 (4%)
24 Grants (19%)

Global Programs

$404,608 (12%)
18 Grants (14%)

Latin America & Mexico

$692,945 (20%)
14 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$616,640 (18%)
4 Grants (3%)

North America

$1,146,581 (33%)
25 Grants (19%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$402,564 (12%)
17 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$46,073 (1%)
5 Grants (4%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • The Kresge Foundation
    Local Government Commission (United States)
    For the New Partners for Smart Growth Diversity Scholarship Fund, which allows minority community leaders and groups working on equity and environmental justice issues to attend the annual conference.


  • To send two representatives to Australia to participate in the international conference of the World Federation of the Deaf.