Open Society Institute

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 initiatives, and to build alliances across borders and continents.

Working in various parts of the world, the foundation places high priority on protecting and improving lives of people in marginalized communities.

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Open Society Fellow named among United Way of MD's
Foundation: Open Society Institute

2017 OSI Community Fellow Shantell Roberts was recently named one of the United Way of Central Maryland's “Philanthropic Five” award winners. The awards are given to “five young professional...more

Less funding for youth-led organizations limits social change, Baltimore's Open Society Institute says
Foundation: Open Society Institute

Baltimore's philanthropic community should find ways to support organizations run by people younger than 30, the Open Society Institute's local office said Wednesday. Less than 1 percent of...more

Discrepancy in funding for youth-led organizations limits social change, Baltimore's Open Society ...
Foundation: Open Society Institute

To boost the ability of youth to lead social change in Baltimore, the philanthropic community should find ways to support organizations run by people ... Releasing the report, “Young, Gifted, and...more

Shanaysha Sauls named CEO of Baltimore Community Foundation
Foundation: Open Society Institute, Baltimore Community Foundation

The Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) has named Shanaysha Sauls as its new CEO, replacing outgoing CEO Tom Wilcox, who led BCF since 2000. Sauls previously served as CEO of the Baltimore...more

Kirwan Commission Report Delayed
Foundation: Open Society Institute, Baltimore Community Foundation

Kevin Griffin Moreno, director of community investment of the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF), said that it was time for the Kirwan...more

Giant: Soros's $18 Billion Foundation and the New Era of Mega-Givers
Foundation: Open Society Institute, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Open Society Foundations

As of 2015, the two main Soros philanthropic entities—the Foundation for an ... It solidifies a remarkable shift in Soros philanthropy over the past...more

The WK Kellogg Foundation's Radical Leftward Drift
Foundation: Open Society Institute, Tides Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

In 2015, the last year for which its IRS filings are available, the foundation distributed nearly 2,000 grants totaling $268,065,253. It ended the year...more

Baltimore City Health Department receives grant to fight opioid epedemic
Foundation: Open Society Institute

... the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) announced Monday that it received a $200,000 grant from the Open Society Institute - Baltimore...more

City Will Use OSI Grant For Outreach To Stop Drug Abuse
Foundation: Open Society Institute

Listen to City Health Commissioner Leana Wen discuss with WBAL's Anne Kramer how the grant money from the Open Society Institute will be...more

Kellogg's a major donor to Soros, far-Left
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Open Society Institute, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Tides Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Open Society Foundations

“Examples of such funding include a direct grant to George Soros's Open Society Institute, which received $200,000 from the Foundation to...more

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