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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Philanthropic support is a small but growing revenue stream for The Guardian, reaching a record ...
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Instead, since 2016, The Guardian has operated a U.S.-based philanthropy arm specifically to find financial support for its journalism. It's part of...more

It's High Time to End Conflation of Sex Work and Human Trafficking
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

In turn, this perpetuates the exclusion of sex workers' voices from philanthropic circles and makes funding sex worker-led organizations and...more

A Call for Solidarity and Collective Action: Asian American Philanthropy Letter of Intention | AAPIP
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Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. As Asian American philanthropic leaders, we are outraged and horrified by the racially...more

How George Soros Became The Right's Scapegoat
Foundation: Open Society Institute, Open Society Foundations

(As an aside, along with being financially successful and funding the ... than a dozen grants from the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society...more

Philanthropic group founded by billionaire George Soros demands release of staff member held in ...
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - The Open Society Foundations, a philanthropic organisation founded by billionaire George Soros, called on...more

Building sustainable revenue in community-based organizations: lessons from the legal ...
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Most social enterprise courses, accelerators, and workshops emphasize the development of effective business models – using tools like the...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Outlook 2021: Major Technology Giants in Buzz Again | Smithsonian ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Philanthropy can include donating money to a worthy cause or volunteering time, effort, or other forms of altruism, it is A nongovernmental,...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Analysis by Size, Share, Top Key Manufacturers, Demand Overview ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

Overview for “Philanthropy Funds Market” Helps in providing scope and definitions, Key Findings, Growth Drivers, and Various Dynamics. The...more

Petition campaign begins to put Minneapolis police overhaul on ballot
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

... group Open Society Policy Center, the lobbying arm of the Open Society Foundations, a philanthropic group founded by billionaire George...more

Debunked: No, an FOI request did not show that RTÉ 'took orders' from the Bill and Melinda Gates ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Other philanthropic or grant-making foundations: RTÉ said the definition of such groups was open to interpretation, and that it was unsure what...more

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