Gender-based Violence

Grants that aim to prevent acts of gender-based violence before, during, and after armed conflict. Gender-based violence is often used systematically as a weapon of war. Gender-based violence also includes hate crimes and other violent crimes against women, the LGBT community, or against any person based on gender.

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$6.3 Million
out of $435.4 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $16,000

Top Funders

NoVo Foundation
$2.4 M
Oak Foundation
$2.3 M
Tides Foundation
$900.0 K
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$350.0 K
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$331.8 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$245.0 K
Mama Cash
$120.0 K
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
$94.5 K
Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres
$82.8 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$75.0 K
$57.1 K
Channel Foundation
$55.0 K
$50.0 K
King Baudouin Foundation
$36.6 K
Madre Inc
$31.0 K
Ecumenical Women's Initiative
$26.0 K
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Inc.
$20.0 K
Urgent Action Fund - Africa
$15.9 K
Young Feminist Fund
$15.3 K
$15.0 K
Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund
$15.0 K
PRBB Foundation
$14.7 K
African Women's Development Fund
$12.0 K
Peace Direct
$10.2 K
King Baudouin Foundation
$7.7 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’.


Regional Focus

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

15% $932,994 18 Grants = 26%

Sample Grants

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

    To support the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders' awareness-raising about, capacity-building around, and monitoring implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 in South Sudan.

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    awarded a grant for $45,000 to Women in Black

    To foster public dialogue about war crimes and human rights violations committed against women during the breakup of Yugoslavia, as well as to promote alternative mechanisms for attaining justice for the victims. In cooperation with women's NGOs and victims' associations throughout the region, the Serbia-based Women in Black will organize four meetings to examine various forms of war-related violence against women, and provide victims with an opportunity to tell their individual stories of suffering. The testimonies will contribute to the growing body of facts about war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia.

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    awarded a grant for $200,000 to African Womens Development Fund

    For a project to map and hold a donors' convening on sexual and gender-based-violence funding and programming trends in the Democratic Republic of Congo over two years.