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.
At Inside Philanthropy, we've reported on a number of cases where foundations have had an important impact on peace and security issues—most notably, by supporting the informal, so-called Track II...more
George Soros's Open Society Foundations are considering shutting down their office in Budapest if Hungary passes a so-called Stop Soros law restricting activities of ... Funding for recipients of OSF...more
But regional experts who spoke with Inside Philanthropy were clear that much more must be done by many actors, including funders, to defuse the crisis. “Time is of the essence. International donors...more
Billionaire investor George Soros launched a brutal attack on big online platform companies at this year's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. Now, his influential organization is "certainly...more
On June 26, 2015, history was made when the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land. There were many forces at work in this historic change: tenacious leaders and litigators,...more
The fund is supported by a wide variety of initial investors, from the British Government; philanthropic institutions such as the C&amp;A Foundation and Open Society Foundations; and companies...more