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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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

George Soros foundation sues Hungary on laws targeting NGOs
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

BUDAPEST, Hungary – An international philanthropic organization founded by billionaire George Soros said Monday it has filed applications...more

Americans Don't Want Internet Companies Editing News, Survey Finds
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Americans are concerned that efforts by Internet companies to tailor news content to individual users can give users a biased picture of current...more

Open Society Foundations Announces New Head of Women's Rights Program
Foundation: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Global Fund for Women, Open Society Foundations

Ramdas is a globally recognized advocate for gender equity and justice, speaking often on the role civil society and philanthropy play in raising...more

Post-Charlottesville Philanthropy Helps Preserve Black Historic Places
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

The groundswell of support for preservation at the grassroots level has come with some philanthropic backing. As previously reported by NPQ,...more

How I Got That Grant: IWMF's Fund for Women Journalists Grant
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Since 2015, the International Women's Media Foundation has been awarding two dozen grants per year, averaging nearly $10,000 each, to...more

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