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.


Web Address

www.soros.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @opensociety

Facebook - www.facebook.com/OpenSocietyFoundations

Foundation RSS Feeds

News - www.soros.org/rss

Giving

$819,838,000 - 2010-12-31


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from Open Society Foundations


Donor Organizing: A Funder's Commitment to Next Generation Progressive Philanthropists
Foundation: Surdna Foundation , Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

In this kind of environment, it makes sense to see a social justice stalwart like the Surdna Foundation roll out a new set of grants with an eye on the long-term future of progressive movement...more

Donor Organizing: A Funder's Commitment to NextGen Progressive Philanthropists
Foundation: Surdna Foundation , Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Over a year into Donald Trump's presidency, it can be tempting to see recent progressive philanthropy as a whole lot of rapid response. From standing up for immigrants to safeguarding the...more

New Venture Fund Aims to Rapidly Scale Ethical Supply Chain Technologies
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

The fund is supported by a wide variety of initial investors, from the British Government; philanthropic institutions such as the C&A Foundation and Open Society Foundations; and companies...more

RFP for $75000 Grant from Open Society Foundations
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations U.S. Drug Programs Drug Policy Project will provide $75,000 to support healthy alternatives to mass criminalization and incarceration by strengthening proactive...more

Philanthropy's Response to the Crisis in Yemen? Radio Silence, Mostly
Foundation: Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, UPS Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Yet as we never tire of pointing out at IP, all these concerns are misplaced. Philanthropic dollars can make a huge difference in humanitarian crises—not just in the moment, but by funding programs...more

Who Decides? Behind a New Fund to Amplify Community Power
Foundation: Surdna Foundation , Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

However, as we often point out, philanthropy still has a long way to go before its grantmaking—and governance and staff—truly reflect America's diversity. More broadly, for those who want to...more

Philanthropy Awards, 2017
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Simons Foundation

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

George Soros's Amnesty donation 'was not for political purposes'
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

It said: “In addition, it was Amnesty who first approached Open Society, in a general call for expressions of interest for a grant that was not specific to abortion.” The foundation said the...more

Managing Legal Officer - Economic Justice
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Please note, this is a Three Year fixed Term Contract...more

Open Society Foundations Seek Clarification on Pakistan NGO Ruling
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations' national foundation in Pakistan is seeking clarification from the government, after the Ministry of the Interior informed it and a number of other international...more





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