Accountability and Transparency

Grants in this category address the issues of corruption, criminal networks, financial integrity, and government transparency and accountability. Accountability and transparency increase the likelihood of a stable, resilient society by increasing dialogue between citizens and their government.

Select Year

$21.8 Million
out of $350.7 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $72,500

Top Funders

Foundation to Promote Open Society
$7.7 M
Oak Foundation
$2.5 M
Comic Relief
$1.5 M
Ford Foundation
$1.4 M
Humanity United
$1.0 M
National Endowment for Democracy
$938.0 K
American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds
$650.0 K
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$650.0 K
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$500.0 K
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$410.0 K
$376.4 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$330.0 K
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$300.0 K
Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.
$231.2 K
$230.0 K
NoVo Foundation
$150.0 K
Ploughshares Fund
$102.8 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$75.0 K
Tides Foundation
$75.0 K
CS Fund
$70.0 K
Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders
$65.1 K
Bridgeway Foundation
$25.0 K
Proteus Fund, Inc.
$25.0 K
Channel Foundation
$25.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$20.0 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

2% $325,000 5 Grants = 6%

Sample Grants

  • Mensen met een Missie
    awarded a grant for $19,920 to Service National Justice et Paix

    For the prevention of, and education about, corruption in civil society.

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    awarded a grant for $28,000 to Shaaub for Democracy Culture Foundation

    To promote government transparency. Shaaub will conduct three training workshops for civic activists on transparency and accountability tools and mechanisms, and will organize nine discussion seminars bringing together trainees, government officials, and national transparency commissions and institutions.

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    awarded a grant for $100,000 to Election Monitor

    To improve political accountability through voter education, election observation, and effective coordination among civil society organizations and election officials in six states in South-West Nigeria.