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.
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
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
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
East Bay Community Foundation Fund for Artists This consortium of Bay Area, Northern California (USA) community foundations is dedicated to increasing support to Bay Area individual artists. This...more
Philanthropy New York hosted a panel discussion last June 10, 2010 to help funders consider how to strike their own balance between direct services and advocacy.
During the session, three funders...more