Open Society Institute

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 initiatives, and to build alliances across borders and continents.

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

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Recent News from Open Society Institute

Baltimore City Health Department receives grant to fight opioid epedemic
Foundation: Open Society Institute

... the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) announced Monday that it received a $200,000 grant from the Open Society Institute - Baltimore...more

City Will Use OSI Grant For Outreach To Stop Drug Abuse
Foundation: Open Society Institute

Listen to City Health Commissioner Leana Wen discuss with WBAL's Anne Kramer how the grant money from the Open Society Institute will be...more

Kellogg's a major donor to Soros, far-Left
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Open Society Institute, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Tides Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Open Society Foundations

“Examples of such funding include a direct grant to George Soros's Open Society Institute, which received $200,000 from the Foundation to...more

National Philanthropy Day: Retrievers Give Back | Giving to UMBC
Foundation: Open Society Institute

If you spend any time at UMBC, it doesn't take long to realize that Retrievers are remarkable people. They are smart and creative and they care about their...more

William S. White - Cross of Merit Award
Foundation: Open Society Institute

William S. White (right) is pictured here with George Soros, chair of the Open Society Institute, at an awards ceremony honoring five American...more

Press statement on Open Society Foundation funding — Malaysian AIDS Council
Foundation: Open Society Institute

SEPT 25 – Over the past few years, the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) has been a beneficiary of grants from the Open Society Foundation (formerly Open Society Institute) amounting to RM450,000. These...more

Left-wing foundations lavish millions on Media Matters
Foundation: Open Society Institute, Ford Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Tides Foundation

By David Martosko Relying on tax returns and websites of wealthy US foundations, a Daily Caller investigation has revealed the sources of more than $28.8 million in funding collected by the liberal...more

Soros Funding of Sojourners is Only The Tip of the Iceberg « Acton ...
Foundation: Open Society Institute

Worse, the three grants from Soros's Open Society Institute are only the tip of the iceberg. Based on publicly-available 990s, I've discovered that Sojourners received at least forty-nine...more

Wallis Apologizes to Olasky after Sojourners Funding Flap
Foundation: Open Society Institute, Ford Foundation, Tides Foundation

"Besides the Soros grants, for instance, there are two 2006 grants from the infamous Tides Foundation totaling $72106; a Ford Foundation grant in 2008 for ...See all stories on this topic...more

The Corner
Foundation: Open Society Institute, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundation, Tides Foundation

Based on publicly-available 990s, I've discovered that Sojourners received at least forty-nine separate foundation grants between 2003 and 2009, ...See all stories on this topic...more

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