Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations was established in 1979 by George Soros to help countries make the transition from communism.

The mission of the foundation is to work to build vibrant and tolerant society whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of the people. They seek to strengthen the rule of law, to shape public policies, to implement innitiatives, and to build alliances across borders and continents.

Working in various parts of the worl, the foundation places high priority on protecting and improving lives of people in marginalized communities.

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Program Officer - Women's Rights Program
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

The Women's Right Program (WRP) joins advocacy for women's rights to the broader work of protecting and promoting open...more

National Preservation and Philanthropic Groups Partner for $25 Million Funding Initiative Aimed at ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Leaders in academia, business, government, arts, and philanthropy have answered the call to form an Advisory Council for the Action Fund....more

Tax-exempt foundations funding Black Lives Matter with $100 million
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Far from being a grass roots movement, Black Lives Matter is a pawn for high powered, wealthy left-wing foundations, intent on altering the politics...more

Soros organizations provide funds to promote abortion in Latin America
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Soros' Open Society Foundations has given large grants to the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) and Women's Link Worldwide...more

Middle East Forum Launches Project to Tackle Islamist Financing
Foundation: GE Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Open Society Foundations

MEF sent the foundations evidence of these Islamist groups' extremism, ... In addition, CIF will study government grants to Islamist...more

A "Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing." Who's Helping the Rohingya of Myanmar?
Foundation: Oak Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Can private philanthropy make much of a difference in the face of .... As we've reported before, the philanthropic arm of the Swedish home goods...more

Why openness, not technology alone, must be the heart of the digital economy
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation, Open Society Foundations

... and research funding as well as grants from foundations such as the Omidyar Network, Hewlett Foundation, Open Society Foundations and...more

Investigation: Foundations Gave Millions To Groups Accused Of Terror Ties
Foundation: Gates Foundation, GE Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Verizon Foundation, Open Society Foundations

... community foundations like the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and independent foundations like George Soros' Open Society...more

George Soros's Latest Effort to Fundamentally Transform America
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

According to 2014 figures from the National Philanthropic Trust, only the Bill ... Unlike past investment chiefs, the official, Dawn Fitzpatrick, doesn't report to Mr. Soros or others at his firm but...more

Hudson-Webber CEO sees opportunity to bring new national funders to Detroit
Foundation: Public Welfare Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

In an interesting career shift, several "refugees" of the U.S. Department of Justice and former White House staff have landed at foundations...more

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