Gender Equality

Grants supporting gender equality ensure that women's rights and equal participation, as well as the rights and participation of all genders, are integrated into new policies, laws, institutions, and government bodies.

Select Year

$26.5 Million
out of $357.1 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $20,000

Top Funders

Howard G. Buffett Foundation
$5.0 M
NoVo Foundation
$4.4 M
$3.1 M
Oak Foundation
$2.9 M
National Endowment for Democracy
$1.6 M
American Jewish World Service
$1.2 M
Ford Foundation
$1.0 M
$903.6 K
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$892.4 K
Comic Relief
$812.3 K
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$530.0 K
Mama Cash
$451.5 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$401.0 K
Foundation for a Just Society
$350.0 K
Humanity United
$300.0 K
Foundation to Promote Open Society
$278.7 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$271.5 K
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$200.0 K
Ploughshares Fund
$175.0 K
Mensen met een Missie
$172.2 K
Colombe Peace Foundation
$165.0 K
Tides Foundation
$163.4 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$154.3 K
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
$135.6 K
United States Institute of Peace
$115.0 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

27% $7,075,773 87 Grants = 23%

Sample Grants

  • American Jewish World Service
    awarded a grant for $5,000 to Union Régionale des femmes transformatrices et commerçantes de produits halieutiques Santa Yalla

    To elevate the leadership and participation of women in peacemaking efforts by running a women-led radio station that airs programs on the peacemaking process, women's rights, and gender issues in conflict.

  • NoVo Foundation
    awarded a grant for $30,000 to Donor Direct Action

    To support Syrian women's organizations to gather input from their constituencies and present this information in the Geneva II peace talks on the Syrian conflict.

  • Howard G. Buffett Foundation
    awarded a grant for $5,000,000 to International Women's Media Foundation

    For support for women journalists in conflict areas.