Sub-Saharan Africa

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$73.0 Million
out of $283.2 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $40,000

Top Funders

Ford Foundation
$9.6 M
Howard G. Buffett Foundation
$8.0 M
National Endowment for Democracy
$6.2 M
Open Society Foundations
$5.4 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$5.2 M
The International Development Research Centre
$5.0 M
Humanity United
$4.1 M
American Jewish World Service
$3.7 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$3.3 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$2.5 M
Oak Foundation
$2.2 M
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$1.5 M
King Baudouin Foundation United States
$1.3 M
UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality
$1.2 M
Comic Relief
$1.2 M
$1.1 M
$1.0 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$1.0 M
$839.7 K
Catalyst for Peace
$693.1 K
Nationale Postcode Loterij
$664.0 K
Peace Direct
$562.6 K
NoVo Foundation
$503.5 K
The Coca-Cola Foundation, Inc.
$450.0 K
The Charitable Foundation
$387.9 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
$13.6 M
International Development
$13.2 M
Gender Equality
$10.4 M
Transitional Justice
$8.9 M
$7.9 M
Gender-based Violence
$4.5 M
Accountability and Transparency
$4.4 M
$4.2 M
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$3.9 M
$3.8 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$3.1 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$3.0 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$2.1 M
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$1.7 M
Peace Negotiations
$1.6 M
Conflict Resolution
$955.7 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$752.9 K
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$591.1 K
International and Regional Institutions
$539.9 K
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$531.1 K
$30.2 K
$22.5 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

4% $3,108,872 92 Grants = 18%

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.