<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$15.9 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
301 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $7.2 M
  2. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $2.6 M
  3. Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft $1.3 M
  4. Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation $937.0 K
  5. Disability Rights Advocacy Fund $441.7 K
  6. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $300.0 K
  7. George Gund Foundation $250.0 K
  8. Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights $209.2 K
  9. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $178.3 K
  10. Oregon Community Foundation $161.5 K
  11. Abbvie Foundation $160.0 K
  12. Comic Relief $149.4 K
  13. San Francisco Foundation $140.0 K
  14. Disability Rights Fund $132.8 K
  15. Foundation to Promote Open Society $124.8 K
  16. Otto Bremer Trust $115.0 K
  17. Mama Cash $83.9 K
  18. Dreilinden, GmbH $81.8 K
  19. Freedom Fund (UK) $78.5 K
  20. Astraea Foundation $75.1 K
  21. Christensen Fund $65.0 K
  22. Altman Foundation $60.0 K
  23. Achelis and Bodman Foundation $50.0 K
  24. Pittsburgh Foundation $50.0 K
  25. New Hampshire Charitable Foundation $50.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$462,166 (3%)
41 Grants (14%)

Caribbean

$59,650 (0%)
7 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,141,717 (7%)
64 Grants (21%)

Global Programs

$7,260,688 (46%)
12 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$132,620 (1%)
28 Grants (9%)

Middle East & North Africa

$354,028 (2%)
34 Grants (11%)

North America

$5,776,931 (36%)
65 Grants (22%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$386,066 (2%)
27 Grants (9%)

Western Europe

$993,321 (6%)
58 Grants (19%)

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.