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.

$26.6 Million
out of $215.7 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $95,000

Top Funders

Carnegie Corporation of New York
$17.2 M
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$6.0 M
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$1.1 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$775.0 K
Colombe Foundation
$615.0 K
Humanity United
$334.2 K
Proteus Fund, Inc.
$315.0 K
M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
$300.0 K
The Skoll Foundation
$250.0 K
The Stanley Foundation
$209.2 K
Cherna Moskowitz Foundation
$200.0 K
Jubitz Family Foundation
$179.4 K
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
$175.0 K
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
$170.0 K
GPD Charitable Trust
$140.5 K
The Prospect Hill Foundation, Inc.
$125.0 K
Sequoia Foundation
$110.0 K
Ford Foundation
$100.0 K
Mark and Anla Cheng Kingdon Fund
$60.0 K
The Stewardship Foundation
$60.0 K
Stewart R. Mott Foundation
$57.5 K
Secure World Foundation
$53.0 K
Ben & Jerry's Foundation, Inc.
$50.0 K
High Meadows Foundation
$50.0 K
Arie and Ida Crown Memorial
$45.0 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

7% $1,940,000 16 Grants = 14%

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.