North America

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$86.4 Million
out of $376.8 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $40,000

Top Funders

Carnegie Corporation of New York
$19.8 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$14.7 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$9.3 M
Sarah Scaife Foundation, Inc.
$3.9 M
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$3.2 M
NoVo Foundation
$2.6 M
The Precourt Foundation
$2.0 M
Foundation to Promote Open Society
$1.9 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$1.8 M
The San Francisco Foundation
$1.5 M
The Ahmanson Foundation
$1.4 M
Colombe Peace Foundation
$1.3 M
Walter and Elise Haas Fund
$1.3 M
Ploughshares Fund
$907.0 K
Ford Foundation
$875.0 K
The Democracy Fund
$688.0 K
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
$620.0 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$604.0 K
Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.
$500.0 K
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.
$500.0 K
Public Welfare Foundation, Inc.
$485.0 K
Humanity United
$450.0 K
Koret Foundation
$433.3 K
Annenberg Foundation
$430.0 K
The ARCA Foundation
$420.0 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

Nuclear Issues
$20.3 M
General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$16.5 M
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$16.4 M
$10.9 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$9.9 M
Gender Equality
$3.6 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$3.2 M
Transitional Justice
$3.2 M
$2.9 M
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$2.6 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$2.6 M
Conflict Resolution
$2.5 M
International Development
$2.3 M
$2.3 M
$1.8 M
$1.7 M
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$1.3 M
Gender-based Violence
$600.0 K
International and Regional Institutions
$472.0 K
Accountability and Transparency
$333.0 K
$292.9 K
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$230.5 K
Peace Negotiations
$50.0 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$19.6 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

8% $6,868,853 115 Grants = 19%

Sample Grants

  • Stewart R. Mott Foundation
    awarded a grant for $10,000 to Pentagon Budget Campaign

    Seeking a new vision for U.S. national security with less emphasis on wars and more focus on economic security.

  • Arca Foundation
    awarded a grant for $75,000 to Center for International Policy

    For Win Without War, a national leader in the fight to promote a more progressive national security strategy.

  • Ploughshares Fund
    awarded a grant for $210,000 to Arms Control Association

    For research and analysis, policymaker and media outreach, and leadership on reducing the risk from nuclear weapons, with emphasis on influencing U.S. nuclear weapons policy, U.S.-Russia nuclear dialogue, U.S. policy toward Iran, and related nonproliferation and disarmament issues.