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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Recent News from Open Society Foundations

Public Interest Journalism Needs DGR Status to Attract Philanthropic Support
Foundation: Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Open Society Foundations

World-wide concern around “fake news” and significant editorial jobs losses in Australia have brought into focus the role philanthropy might play in...more

Pierre Omidyar and George Soros foundations give $500000 to UK fact-checking organisation
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations was founded by George Soros and describes itself as the largest philanthropic funder of human rights in the...more

The Human Side of Digital Security and Philanthropy
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Editor's Note: The Council's legal team regularly receives questions regarding the data security of foundation operations and donor and...more

$1.3 Million in Grants from Omidyar Network, Open Society Foundations Will Expand Poynter's ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundations

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, is receiving $1.3 million in new...more

Program Administrative Specialist - Fixed Term, Asia Pacific Regional Office
Foundation: Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Please note, this is a 1 year Fixed Term roleThe Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) of the Open Society Foundations aims to bolster and...more

Judicial Watch Sues State Department, USAID for Documents on Funding to Soros' Foreign ...
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

The requests sought records related to contracts, grants, and any other funding that the State Department and USAID awarded to the Foundation...more

Private donors must not be allowed to distort public policy
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Nonetheless, I find the growing influence of philanthropy on global affairs and ... Philanthropic foundations are accountable only to...more

The boards of America's most powerful foundations are dominated by wealthy, white men
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

... give credence to the charge that major philanthropic institutions are insular, ... Rebecca Koenig, staff writer for 'The Chronicle of...more

Caroline Anstey Named COO of the Open Society Foundations
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

News type. Appointments & Transitions. Funding Area. Philanthropic & Nonprofit Sectors · PhilanthroPOST logo. Recent News. Mark Zezza...more

Rajiv Shah on Rockefeller Foundation priorities, multilateralism and philanthropy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Amid a mood of global distrust toward institutions, philanthropic foundations must prioritize winning public confidence, including by partnering...more

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Increasing the Diversity of Social Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Increasing the diversity of social entrepreneurs in the U.S.
One of the most significant challenges to social entrepreneurship and innovation is ensuring a diversity...

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