<1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$6.7 Million out of
$4.1 Billion for all rights
316 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Oak Foundation $2.1 M
  2. Ford Foundation $1.6 M
  3. Global Fund for Women $648.5 K
  4. Voice $447.1 K
  5. Omidyar Network Fund $425.7 K
  6. Foundation to Promote Open Society $395.0 K
  7. Urgent Action Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean $358.9 K
  8. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund $345.0 K
  9. California Endowment $290.0 K
  10. American Jewish World Service $270.0 K
  11. Foundation for a Just Society $267.5 K
  12. Calala Fondo de Mujeres $255.2 K
  13. Access Now $254.8 K
  14. Mama Cash $246.0 K
  15. Global Greengrants Fund $240.0 K
  16. Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights $186.5 K
  17. Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders $179.9 K
  18. Nathan Cummings Foundation $175.0 K
  19. Fund for Global Human Rights $150.0 K
  20. San Francisco Foundation $139.0 K
  21. Levi Strauss Foundation $130.0 K
  22. Urgent Action Fund - Africa $107.5 K
  23. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $100.0 K
  24. Overbrook Foundation $75.0 K
  25. Instituto Betty e Jacob Lafer $72.8 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:
2019 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$343,566 (5%)
27 Grants (9%)

Caribbean

$90,000 (1%)
2 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$314,902 (5%)
18 Grants (6%)

Global Programs

$1,714,126 (26%)
11 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$1,746,001 (26%)
143 Grants (45%)

Middle East & North Africa

$282,254 (4%)
42 Grants (13%)

North America

$1,112,877 (17%)
44 Grants (14%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$1,072,462 (16%)
24 Grants (8%)

Western Europe

$132,249 (2%)
10 Grants (3%)

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.