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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

Philanthropy and Multilateralism: Are Legitimacy and Performance Possible in a Chaotic Age?
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy secretary-general of the United Nations and current head of George Soros' Open Society Foundation, delivered the commencement address at the World Bank's annual...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Is Thriving Worldwide
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

This report researches the worldwide Philanthropy Funds market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (China, Japan) and other...more

Groups behind Israel-bashing protests backing Hamas attacks got $15M-plus from Soros
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

A Post examination of Open Society Foundations records shows Soros' grant ... grants sponsored an Oct. 20 protest in Manhattan, where...more

Your Daily Phil: Hillel Launches Talmud-Inspired Mental Health Fellowship
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

Elon Musk is threatening to sue the Anti-Defamation League over what he says is the organization's "highly toxic, anti-Semitic campaign," but the ADL is dismissing the threat as "frivolous." In a...more

Open Society Foundations pledge €100 million to start new Roma foundation | AP News
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

The new foundation will make grants, support networking between organizations as well as advocate for the Roma people. It will focus on...more

Open Society Foundations pledge €100 million to start new Roma foundation - Yahoo Finance
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

The Roma Foundation for Europe, which will be independent of OSF, launches in January and ... It also paused making new grants until...more

Who Will Fill Gap Left by Soros' Open Society Foundations?
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

"It's the end of an era for Europe and NGOs in Europe," the director of the European Roma Rights Center tells EUobserver after the Open Society Foundations announced last week it was pulling out of...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Product Scope € Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Foundation ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations has come up with a new report namely, Global Philanthropy Funds Market 2018 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023 that delivers in-depth scenarioesis of...more

George Soros' foundation cuts EU funding as nationalist groups surge - AFR
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

The decision by George Soros' massive philanthropy to cut funding to European Union-based initiatives deals a significant blow to...more

Soros nonprofit limiting new grantmaking -
Foundation: Open Society Foundations

The nonprofit founded by prominent Democratic donor George Soros plans to limit new ... “It will free us from annual strategy and budget...more

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