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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$10.2 Million
out of $283.2 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $20,000

Top Funders

Carnegie Corporation of New York
$2.7 M
The Atlantic Philanthropies
$1.1 M
The Cleveland Foundation
$1.1 M
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$835.6 K
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$750.0 K
National Endowment for Democracy
$567.1 K
The International Development Research Centre
$475.7 K
Catalyst for Peace
$378.9 K
American Jewish World Service
$359.5 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$280.0 K
Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies
$233.7 K
United States Institute of Peace
$228.5 K
The John R. Oishei Foundation
$200.0 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$168.9 K
Peace Direct
$95.1 K
Mensen met een Missie
$93.0 K
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
$90.0 K
Bush Foundation
$79.8 K
$66.7 K
$60.1 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$50.0 K
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
$45.0 K
Open Society Foundations
$41.7 K
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
$26.1 K
Arab Human Rights Fund
$25.7 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% $1,086,080 59 Grants = 44%

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.