Women and Girls

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$41.7 Million
out of $350.7 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $15,000

Top Funders

Oak Foundation
$7.2 M
$5.7 M
Bloomberg Philanthropies
$3.4 M
NoVo Foundation
$2.8 M
The International Development Research Centre
$2.2 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$1.8 M
National Endowment for Democracy
$1.7 M
Comic Relief
$1.5 M
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$1.1 M
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
$975.0 K
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$864.5 K
Ford Foundation
$782.6 K
Tides Foundation
$723.9 K
American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds
$700.0 K
UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality
$690.0 K
Catalyst for Peace
$637.0 K
$636.4 K
American Jewish World Service
$602.3 K
Stephen Lewis Foundation
$467.4 K
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
$466.2 K
The Wunderkinder Foundation
$400.0 K
Peace Direct
$370.0 K
United States Institute of Peace
$340.1 K
Humanity United
$314.6 K
Mama Cash
$311.4 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

Gender Equality
$30.3 M
$9.1 M
Gender-based Violence
$6.3 M
General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$3.3 M
$3.0 M
$2.1 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$1.9 M
Accountability and Transparency
$1.8 M
Transitional Justice
$1.7 M
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$1.4 M
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$1.3 M
International Development
$825.0 K
Nuclear Issues
$263.4 K
Conflict Resolution
$246.3 K
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$238.3 K
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$236.5 K
Peace Negotiations
$195.8 K
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$168.2 K
$123.3 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$96.2 K
$65.8 K
International and Regional Institutions
$30.7 K
$22.6 K

Regional Focus

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

5% $1,929,495 64 Grants = 11%

Sample Grants

  • Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises
    awarded a grant for $4,731 to Bosam

    To support for women's involvement in the peace negotiation process in Rutshuru Territory.

  • UN Women's Fund for Gender-Equality
    awarded a grant for $210,000 to Afghanistan Watch

    To support the continued development of a national women's agenda in Afghanistan and the drafting of concrete policy recommendations for the advancement and preservation of women's rights, including on the role of women in peace talks, in the political and security transition and in politics at national and local levels.

  • NoVo Foundation
    awarded a grant for $303,470 to Elman Peace and Human Rights Center

    To support the scale-up of satellite and mobile services to new areas of Somalia where survivors of violence do not have response services and to improve efforts to respond to adolescent girls.