Grants involving a range of measures targeted to reduce the risk of lapsing or relapsing into conflict by strengthening capacities at all levels (from local to global) to manage conflict and to lay the foundations for sustainable peace and development. This subcategory also includes peacemaking, locally-led peacebuilding efforts, interfaith dialogue, and conflict transformation.

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$10.4 Million
out of $267.9 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $30,865

Top Funders

$4.9 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$1.5 M
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$1.1 M
The Atlantic Philanthropies
$705.5 K
National Endowment for Democracy
$604.1 K
Open Society Foundations
$472.2 K
Catalyst for Peace
$442.1 K
Oak Foundation
$440.1 K
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
$408.6 K
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$400.0 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$328.8 K
Mensen met een Missie
$317.1 K
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
$300.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$280.0 K
Humanity United
$223.8 K
$171.4 K
The California Wellness Foundation
$150.0 K
Henry Luce Foundation
$150.0 K
Howard G. Buffett Foundation
$128.3 K
United States Institute of Peace
$119.9 K
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$100.0 K
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, Inc.
$100.0 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$90.0 K
Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies
$77.1 K
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$65.5 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

6% $626,761 15 Grants = 14%

Sample Grants

  • Nexus Fund
    awarded a grant for $500 to United for Peace and Community Development

    To share proven peacebuilding activities at the grassroots level with other organizations, empower members of society to promote peace and transformation, and enable workshops throughout Western Kenya on trauma healing, alternatives to violence, and nonviolence for social change.

  • Mensen met een Missie
    awarded a grant for $26,560 to Justice and Peace Commission, Bamenda

    To promote women's involvement in peacebuilding.

  • GHR Foundation
    awarded a grant for $173,156 to Alliance for Peacebuilding

    For the Effective Inter-religious Action in peacebuilding program.