Middle East and North Africa

$23.5 Million
out of $190.2 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $29,000

Top Funders

Carnegie Corporation of New York
$7.9 M
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
$2.4 M
UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
$1.9 M
International Development Research Centre
$1.4 M
Skoll Foundation
$900.0 K
Central Valley Community Foundation
$890.0 K
Oak Foundation
$800.0 K
Pershing Square Foundation
$750.0 K
$704.7 K
Nathan Cummings Foundation
$550.0 K
Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
$510.0 K
Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders
$474.0 K
Source of Hope Foundation
$465.0 K
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$450.0 K
Comic Relief
$382.2 K
U.S. Institute of Peace
$336.6 K
Boston Foundation
$311.0 K
Flora Family Foundation
$260.0 K
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$250.0 K
Ploughshares Fund
$195.0 K
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
$191.0 K
Arca Foundation
$180.0 K
Compton Foundation
$179.6 K
Leichtag Foundation
$170.7 K
Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation
$135.0 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’.

Issue Focus

General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$5.8 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$5.5 M
$3.9 M
Gender Equality
$3.1 M
Nuclear Issues
$2.2 M
$1.7 M
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$1.3 M
International Development
$1.2 M
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$1.2 M
Gender-based Violence
$872.6 K
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$699.3 K
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$686.9 K
$621.2 K
Accountability and Transparency
$558.6 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$377.8 K
Transitional Justice
$210.4 K
Conflict Resolution
$187.5 K
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$95.0 K
$65.0 K
International and Regional Institutions
$40.0 K
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$26.2 K
Peace Negotiations
$5.0 K
$5.0 K


Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

15% $3,535,734 59 Grants = 24%

Sample Grants

  • New Israel Fund
    awarded a grant for $2,324 to Givat Haviva Jewish-Arab Center for Peace

    For general support.

  • Ploughshares Fund
    awarded a grant for $75,000 to Gulf 2000 Project

    To inform the debate on Iran's nuclear program in the media and among policymakers through analysis and reporting.

  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
    awarded a grant for $100,000 to American University in Cairo

    For the third phase of its Building a Better Egypt project.