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

Detroit receives $750K grant to aid undocumented residents impacted by COVID-19
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

DETROIT – Members of the Immigration Task Force (ITF) have received a $750,000 grant from the national philanthropic group Open Society ... philanthropy and the private sector have stepped in and...more

Philanthropy Funds Market 2020 Size, Share and 2024 Top Players: Smithsonian Institution ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

A research report on the Global Philanthropy Funds Market provides the overall growth forces and present scenario of the Philanthropy Funds...more

New Comprehensive Report on Philanthropy Funds Market with Profiling Global Eminent Players ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

The following Companies as the Key Players in the Philanthropy Funds Market Research Report are: Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Foundation...more

George Soros conspiracy theories surge as protests sweep US
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

... Black Lives Matter movement," Laura Silber, chief communications officer for Soros' philanthropic Open Society Foundations, said of the...more

Growth Factors of Philanthropy Funds Market with Emerging Trends and Revenue Estimation By ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

Global Philanthropy Funds Industry Report offers market size, share, overview, segmentation by types, application, countries, key manufactures,...more

George Soros Tied To Multi-Million-Dollar Relief Fund For Illegal Aliens
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

An organization led and funded by billionaire activist George Soros is among the several philanthropic groups funding a multi-million relief initiative...more

Major Foundations Commit $7.1 Million to Aid Workers and Families
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

“We really hope other philanthropic organizations and individuals contribute to the fund,” Gupta says, “there is really an opportunity here to make...more

Amit Bouri: Impact investors are responding to 'a crisis without a playbook'
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Bouri said impact investing would “play a very important role” in helping the recovery phase. New perspectives on value and impact. What might it...more

From Buffett to Bloomberg: The 25 Philanthropists In America Making The Biggest Donations
Foundation: Moore Foundation, Nike , Robertson Foundation , Walton Family Foundation, Open Society Foundations

In recent years, some of the world's richest have increased their giving, but many are bulking up their foundations rather than making grants...more

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Increasing the Diversity of Social Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Increasing the diversity of social entrepreneurs in the U.S.

One of the most significant challenges to social entrepreneurship and innovation is ensuring a diversity of approaches and participants in the movement. To truly deliver meaningful social change the leaders of the effort must share perspectives of the challenges faced by communities across the U.S. that can most appropriately come from members of those communities. Ashoka, through its All America initiative seeks to increase the diversity of social entrepreneurship practitioners.

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