National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy

Grants focused on helping inform national security and foreign policy, as well as efforts to prevent or solve conflict via diplomacy. This includes bi- and multi-lateral efforts and actions taken by countries.

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$24.3 Million
out of $267.9 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $65,000

Top Funders

Carnegie Corporation of New York
$7.1 M
Open Society Foundations
$5.5 M
Ploughshares Fund
$1.4 M
Sarah Scaife Foundation, Inc.
$1.3 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$950.0 K
Proteus Fund, Inc.
$905.0 K
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$780.0 K
The Atlantic Philanthropies
$750.0 K
Oak Foundation
$600.0 K
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
$555.0 K
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.
$495.0 K
Robina Foundation
$377.0 K
The Starr Foundation
$360.0 K
Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.
$350.0 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$350.0 K
Ford Foundation
$275.0 K
Deerbrook Charitable Trust
$250.0 K
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
$200.0 K
The New York Community Trust
$180.0 K
The ARCA Foundation
$175.0 K
Marguerite Casey Foundation
$150.0 K
The Neubauer Family Foundation
$122.7 K
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
$100.0 K
F. M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.
$100.0 K
Koret Foundation
$100.0 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

11% $2,575,000 35 Grants = 22%

Sample Grants

  • Arca Foundation
    awarded a grant for $50,000 to National Security Initiative

    For the National Security Initiative, founded to revitalize America's national security policy, bringing cohesion and strategic focus to the progressive national security community.

  • Proteus Fund, Inc.
    awarded a grant for $60,000 to Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus

    For the National Security and Civil Rights Program's community empowerment work in Northern and Southern California that, integrated with advocacy and litigation, will advance policy reforms to increase civil and human rights protections in the national security context.

  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
    awarded a grant for $225,000 to J Street Education Fund

    For general support to promote strong U.S. Leadership to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict peacefully and diplomatically and to broaden the discourse on Israel in the American Jewish community.

  • Ford Foundation
    awarded a grant for $300,000 to Praxis Films

    To produce "Untitled Surveillance Project," a documentary on the National Security Agency and Edward Snowden's disclosures.