Conflict Resolution

Grants focused on broad conflict resolution, conflict mediation, and dispute resolution efforts. The overriding goal in conflict resolution efforts is to reach a long-term solution, where neither party feels it has compromised its needs or interest, and build a stable, lasting peace.

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$2.7 Million
out of $435.4 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $19,198

Top Funders

Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$680.3 K
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$675.0 K
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$400.0 K
Endowment of the United States Institute of Peace
$337.9 K
Humanity United
$300.0 K
Ploughshares Fund
$150.0 K
$77.5 K
The National Lottery Community Fund
$58.2 K
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$49.2 K
Nexus Fund
$40.3 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$30.0 K
The Christensen Fund
$30.0 K
The Millstreet Foundation, Inc.
$22.5 K
The David & Elaine Potter Foundation
$13.5 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$8.7 K
$7.0 K
Global Greengrants Fund
$5.0 K
Ecumenical Women's Initiative
$4.4 K
American Friends Service Committee
$3.5 K
Ukrainian Women's Fund
$1.2 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

4% $116,700 9 Grants = 20%

Sample Grants

  • The World Justice Project
    awarded a grant for $15,000 to Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

    To create a National Action Plan for UN Security Council Resolution 1325 to bring more women into conflict-resolution processes in Israel, and to prevent violence and improve security. The program specifically seeks diversity and inclusion of Palestinian, ultra-Orthodox, and immigrant women.

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
    awarded a grant for $50,000 to American Council of Learned Societies

    To plan a research project on using theater for conflict-resolution in Africa (Tanzania and Uganda), Europe, and New Jersey.

  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
    awarded a grant for $125,000 to Project for Conflict-Resolution and Development

    To provide conflict-resolution training for advice offices, which provide free, basic legal advice and other social services to poor people. The Project will train and mentor a new group of community-based paralegals on topics related to conflict-resolution. It will collaborate with experienced paralegals to train and support new participants, refine training materials on conflict-resolution, and pilot a program on peacebuilding with two advice offices.