National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy

Grants focused on helping inform national security and foreign policy, as well as efforts to prevent or solve conflict via diplomacy. This includes bi- and multi-lateral efforts and actions taken by countries.

$18.8 Million
out of $283.2 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $50,000

Top Funders

Carnegie Corporation of New York
$3.6 M
Heising-Simons Foundation
$3.5 M
Open Society Foundations
$2.1 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$1.9 M
Ploughshares Fund
$1.3 M
Sarah Scaife Foundation
$1.2 M
Atlantic Philanthropies
$675.0 K
Starr Foundation
$475.0 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
$400.0 K
Henry Luce Foundation
$375.0 K
Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
$365.0 K
Humanity United
$331.1 K
Marcus Foundation
$315.0 K
Arca Foundation
$250.0 K
Ford Foundation
$200.0 K
Peter G. Peterson Foundation
$200.0 K
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$165.0 K
Nathan Cummings Foundation
$130.0 K
Tosa Foundation
$119.5 K
William H. Donner Foundation
$110.0 K
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
$100.0 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$79.7 K
New York Community Trust
$75.0 K
San Francisco Foundation
$75.0 K
CS Fund
$60.0 K

Starting in 2014, the Open Society Foundations’ grants data is reported by and attributed to the individual legal entities that constitute the Foundations. Prior to 2014, grantmaking from these funders are collectively attributed to ‘Open Society Foundations’.


Regional Focus

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

19% $3,588,180 29 Grants = 20%

Sample Grants

  • Proteus Fund, Inc.
    awarded a grant for $60,000 to Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus

    For the National Security and Civil Rights Program's community empowerment work in Northern and Southern California that, integrated with advocacy and litigation, will advance policy reforms to increase civil and human rights protections in the national security context.

  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
    awarded a grant for $225,000 to J Street Education Fund

    For general support to promote strong U.S. Leadership to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict peacefully and diplomatically and to broaden the discourse on Israel in the American Jewish community.

  • Ford Foundation
    awarded a grant for $300,000 to Praxis Films

    To produce "Untitled Surveillance Project," a documentary on the National Security Agency and Edward Snowden's disclosures.