Sub-Saharan Africa

$46.3 Million
out of $215.7 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $30,000

Top Funders

National Endowment for Democracy
$6.2 M
Humanity United
$6.2 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$4.2 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$3.7 M
The Rockefeller Foundation
$3.0 M
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$2.3 M
Ford Foundation
$2.2 M
Fund For Global Human Rights, Inc.
$2.0 M
The Skoll Foundation
$1.8 M
GHR Foundation
$1.5 M
Bridgeway Foundation
$1.1 M
Peace Direct
$1.0 M
$868.7 K
U.S. Institute of Peace
$730.4 K
King Baudouin Foundation United States, Inc.
$708.2 K
Catalyst for Peace
$630.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$608.9 K
Mensen met een Missie
$566.5 K
Nationale Postcode Loterij
$555.0 K
The Oak Foundation
$538.5 K
International Indigenous Women's Forum/Foro Internacional de Mujeres Indigenas
$500.0 K
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
$420.4 K
The Global Fund for Women
$375.9 K
$326.6 K
The Foundation for Civil Society
$271.5 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’.

Issue Focus

General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$9.7 M
International Development
$6.0 M
$5.5 M
$5.1 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$4.5 M
Conflict Resolution
$4.1 M
Gender Equality
$3.9 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$3.2 M
Accountability and Transparency
$3.2 M
Transitional Justice
$2.8 M
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$2.6 M
$2.3 M
Gender-based Violence
$2.0 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$1.5 M
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$946.5 K
International and Regional Institutions
$910.0 K
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$873.6 K
Nuclear Issues
$750.0 K
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$516.6 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$183.7 K
Peace Negotiations
$127.2 K
$40.7 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

6% $2,843,549 42 Grants = 8%

Sample Grants

  • Catalyst for Peace
    awarded a grant for $4,500 to Salam Institute for Peace and Justice

    For community education about forgiveness and community reconciliation, through Arabic translation of a feature film about the nationwide program in Sierra Leone.

  • Urgent Action Fund - Africa
    awarded a grant for $5,100 to TVVT-ZIMBABWE

    To hold an emergency peaceful march on the voter registration process so as to raise the public profile on gender considerations of the voter registration process.

  • Channel Foundation
    awarded a grant for $25,000 to International Civil Society Action Network

    For the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders' awareness-raising, capacity-building and monitoring of UNSC Res. 1325 and 1820 implementation in South Sudan.