International Development

Grants made to facilitate and build opportunities for economic development in post-conflict settings, including job creation and skills training.

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$18.8 Million
out of $283.2 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $50,000

Top Funders

Howard G. Buffett Foundation
$8.0 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$3.0 M
The International Development Research Centre
$2.0 M
Oak Foundation
$1.3 M
The Rockefeller Foundation
$1.2 M
Open Society Foundations
$1.1 M
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
$750.0 K
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$300.0 K
The Pershing Square Foundation
$250.0 K
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$229.0 K
Blue Moon Fund, Inc.
$124.5 K
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
$122.5 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$93.9 K
Segal Family Foundation
$85.0 K
Humanity United
$79.7 K
National Endowment for Democracy
$76.3 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$75.0 K
Ford Foundation
$63.0 K
Alcoa Foundation
$50.0 K
Ploughshares Fund
$50.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$50.0 K
King Baudouin Foundation
$45.1 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$40.0 K
Peace Direct
$36.1 K
Comic Relief
$35.2 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% $1,134,376 13 Grants = 20%

Sample Grants

  • The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
    awarded a grant for $13,000 to Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

    For a symposium to discuss the nexus between U.S. national security, diplomacy, and development efforts and a small, private meeting of key individuals.

  • Foundation for Middle East Peace
    awarded a grant for $40,370 to American Near East Refugee Aid

    For general support to provide humanitarian aid and sponsor economic development programs for Palestinian refugees living in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, and Lebanon.

  • U.S. Institute of Peace
    awarded a grant for $96,924 to George Mason University

    For a project to increase the understanding of emerging powers, such as China, India, Brazil, Turkey, and South Korea, and their assistance to post-conflict countries. The project aims to build the contours of a research agenda in post-conflict studies focused on a new class of donor nations, and will contribute to policy debates on post-conflict reconstruction policies, as well as sensitize those who work at the intersection of security and development to a new set of actors and issues that need to be factored into post-conflict reconstruction efforts and policies.