Sub-Saharan Africa

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$59.4 Million
out of $267.9 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $37,805

Top Funders

Humanity United
$8.0 M
National Endowment for Democracy
$6.3 M
Ford Foundation
$5.4 M
$5.1 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$5.0 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$3.8 M
Nationale Postcode Loterij
$2.8 M
American Jewish World Service
$2.5 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$2.2 M
Open Society Foundations
$2.0 M
Howard G. Buffett Foundation
$1.9 M
Comic Relief
$1.1 M
Oak Foundation
$879.4 K
UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality
$845.0 K
Catalyst for Peace
$842.7 K
Mensen met een Missie
$757.7 K
Unbound Philanthropy
$680.5 K
Adessium Foundation
$642.8 K
$605.2 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$536.0 K
Tides Foundation
$483.7 K
$479.4 K
Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.
$430.0 K
The Charitable Foundation
$373.6 K
KIOS-The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights
$349.8 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

General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$13.3 M
International Development
$8.8 M
Accountability and Transparency
$8.2 M
Gender Equality
$6.7 M
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$5.6 M
$5.0 M
$4.6 M
Transitional Justice
$4.0 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$3.8 M
Gender-based Violence
$3.0 M
$2.9 M
Conflict Resolution
$2.8 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$1.7 M
International and Regional Institutions
$851.0 K
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$697.2 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$572.9 K
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$535.6 K
$364.4 K
$140.1 K
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$114.3 K
Peace Negotiations
$7.0 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

3% $1,571,237 64 Grants = 11%

Sample Grants

  • Catalyst for Peace
    awarded a grant for $4,500 to Salam Institute for Peace and Justice

    For community education about forgiveness and community reconciliation, through Arabic translation of a feature film about the nationwide program in Sierra Leone.

  • Urgent Action Fund - Africa
    awarded a grant for $5,100 to TVVT-ZIMBABWE

    To hold an emergency peaceful march on the voter registration process so as to raise the public profile on gender considerations of the voter registration process.

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

    For the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders' awareness-raising, capacity-building and monitoring of UNSC Res. 1325 and 1820 implementation in South Sudan.