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.
The fund is supported by a wide variety of initial investors, from the British Government; philanthropic institutions such as the C&amp;A Foundation and Open Society Foundations; and companies...more
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And there's no part that's more fun than looking back over the past year to take stock as we give out our annual IP Philanthropy Awards, or IPPYs. (See winners for 2016, ... But at the age of 32,...more