Accountability and Transparency

Grants in this category address the issues of corruption, criminal networks, financial integrity, and government transparency and accountability. Accountability and transparency increase the likelihood of a stable, resilient society by increasing dialogue between citizens and their government.

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$19.6 Million
out of $376.8 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $80,250

Top Funders

Foundation to Promote Open Society
$9.0 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$4.3 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$1.5 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$1.5 M
Oak Foundation
$1.4 M
Colombe Peace Foundation
$590.0 K
Ford Foundation
$585.0 K
Humanity United
$200.0 K
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$200.0 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$135.7 K
American Jewish World Service
$68.5 K
Spectemur Agendo, Inc.
$67.5 K
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$65.0 K
Channel Foundation
$30.0 K
$25.0 K
Wallace Global Fund II
$20.0 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$17.5 K
Ukrainian Women's Fund
$5.9 K
Global Greengrants Fund, Inc.
$4.0 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’.

Regional Focus

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

1% $144,000 8 Grants = 15%

Sample Grants

  • Mensen met een Missie
    awarded a grant for $19,920 to Service National Justice et Paix

    For the prevention of, and education about, corruption in civil society.

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    awarded a grant for $28,000 to Shaaub for Democracy Culture Foundation

    To promote government transparency. Shaaub will conduct three training workshops for civic activists on transparency and accountability tools and mechanisms, and will organize nine discussion seminars bringing together trainees, government officials, and national transparency commissions and institutions.

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    awarded a grant for $100,000 to Election Monitor

    To improve political accountability through voter education, election observation, and effective coordination among civil society organizations and election officials in six states in South-West Nigeria.