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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Open Society Foundations Name Head of Culture and Art Program
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Rashida Bumbray to lead new program dedicated to advancing diverse ... Creative Time (2012–2014), and the Duke Ellington School of the...more

Impact Finance Bulletin: retail impact investing platform shuts due to low uptake
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

The platform helped people get started with impact investing, offering “an ... Global consultancy Palladium has announced its first impact...more

India Delivers a Case Study in Successful Impact Investing
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

India Delivers a Case Study in Successful Impact Investing ... As a result, impact investment is at risk of becoming a generic term for any use of...more

LGT acquires Aspada from Soros to expand Lightstone impact investing platform
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

LGT acquired the stake from the Soros Economic Development Fund, the impact investing arm of financier George Soros' Open Society...more

What philanthropy can no longer take for granted
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Its achievements notwithstanding, and they are many, philanthropy has little it ... The philanthropic community needs clear policies on addressing...more

What George Soros' life is really like: How the former hedge-fund manager built his R166 billion ...
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Soros is well known for his philanthropy, having given away more than $32 billion (R450 billion), according to his personal website. He has...more

Message from billionaires' club: Tax us
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

the Blue Haven Initiative, an impact investment organisation. “We thought it would be a good idea,” Simmons explained by phone as he waited out...more

Inside The Massive, Coordinated Push To Make Sure A Census Citizenship Question Does Not ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Open Society Foundations

That increased investment from philanthropy has been crucial for the coordinated network of advocacy groups across the country. Major...more

An examination of local philanthropy
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The third event is a panel discussion titled “Home-Grown Philanthropy in ... to facilitating the interests of the Indonesian philanthropic...more

Seven Indian Women Among 100 Most Influential People In Gender Policy
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Her foray into social work was initiated by her concern for a dowry death ... is an Indian gender equality activist, economist, and social...more

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Barbecue Eatery Serves More Than Food, Gives Troubled Youth Chance at Success

Barbecue Eatery Serves More Than Food, Gives Troubled Youth Chance at Success

A Washington, D.C. barbecue joint provides more than food on its menu. It intends to rescue troubled young people, educate them about the food trade, and give them a shot at success.

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