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

Report: Liberal Dark Money Umbrella Facilitated $1.6 Billion in Recent Years
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

... venture firm that provides consulting to liberal philanthropy endeavors. ... much of the professional Left's infrastructure under a mask of...more

Confronting the hard truths of impact investing
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

First, the panelists delved into the state of play for social entrepreneurs who seek impact investment. To the question “is the market working...more

New $20 Million Fund Aims to End Workplace Sexual Harassment
Foundation: NoVo Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, Unbound Philanthropy, Open Society Foundations

Following the Time's Up legal defense fund, which raised $22 million since January 2018, the philanthropy world has actively responded to sustain...more

NFL grant goes to anti-ICE, anti-cop group
Foundation: Foundation to Promote Open Society, Open Society Foundations

The other five groups receiving grants were the National Juvenile Defender Center; ... His foundation gave the group a grant in January...more

Extended: National Center for Philanthropy and the Law's Open Society Foundations Fellowship
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

What is the OSF Fellowship in Nonprofit Law? The OSF Fellowship in Nonprofit Law permits one Fellow each year to spend a year in residence at...more

Former US ambassador hopes Ramaphosa has put SA foreign policy back on track
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Gaspard, now president of the Open Society Foundations — the philanthropic arm of ... Open Society Foundations philanthropy in this country, read Sisulu's statement as possibly marking a...more

The Perils of Liberal Philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

In 2016, the Ford Foundation, the nation's second-largest philanthropic ... Foundation's — or the warping effects of liberal philanthropy's soft...more

African philanthropy for Africa is the future
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Open Society Foundations

There has been large amounts of charity, donations, and philanthropy going to and from Africa post-colonial era for decades. Those that have gone...more

How George Soros Became One Of America's Biggest Philanthropists And A Right-Wing Target
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

He has put $32 billion toward philanthropic entities—primarily his charitable foundation—in his lifetime, which puts him behind only Bill Gates...more

Shifting Power and Money Through Participatory Grantmaking
Foundation: Liberty Hill Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Participatory grantmaking is increasingly visible and of interest to a range of funders, because it revolutionizes traditional structures of...more

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A Love Affair with Social Enterprise After Graduation

A Love Affair with Social Enterprise After Graduation

How did Sanum Jain, a University of Manchester graduate, ended up working for a small social enterprise instead of scaling up the corporate ladders like most of his peers?

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