Sub-Saharan Africa

$43.9 Million
out of $190.2 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $20,000

Top Funders

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$12.9 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$5.3 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$3.7 M
American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds
$2.5 M
Peace Direct
$1.9 M
Comic Relief
$1.9 M
International Development Research Centre
$1.6 M
Oak Foundation
$1.3 M
GHR Foundation
$1.3 M
Catalyst for Peace
$950.0 K
Skoll Global Threats Fund
$950.0 K
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
$923.6 K
Human Dignity Foundation
$880.8 K
NoVo Foundation
$860.0 K
King Baudouin Foundation
$742.0 K
Fund For Global Human Rights
$722.9 K
American Jewish World Service
$640.4 K
King Baudouin Foundation United States
$472.6 K
Christensen Fund
$430.0 K
Sigrid Rausing Trust
$321.0 K
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$310.0 K
U.S. Institute of Peace
$302.0 K
Bridgeway Foundation
$261.0 K
$233.1 K
$183.7 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
$15.8 M
Gender Equality
$8.4 M
Transitional Justice
$4.5 M
$3.1 M
$3.0 M
Gender-based Violence
$2.5 M
Accountability and Transparency
$2.1 M
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$2.1 M
$2.1 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$2.0 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$1.7 M
International and Regional Institutions
$1.5 M
International Development
$1.4 M
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$1.3 M
Conflict Resolution
$1.2 M
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$1.0 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$905.8 K
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$466.0 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$115.6 K
$109.2 K
Peace Negotiations
$52.4 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

2% $775,719 41 Grants = 12%

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.