Sub-Saharan Africa

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$83.9 Million
out of $350.7 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $30,000

Top Funders

Carnegie Corporation of New York
$12.2 M
$6.2 M
Foundation to Promote Open Society
$6.2 M
Humanity United
$6.2 M
National Endowment for Democracy
$5.9 M
Ford Foundation
$4.9 M
Comic Relief
$3.3 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$3.3 M
American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds
$3.2 M
One Earth Future Foundation, Inc.
$3.0 M
The Rockefeller Foundation
$2.9 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$2.2 M
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$2.0 M
NoVo Foundation
$1.8 M
The International Development Research Centre
$1.6 M
Tides Foundation
$1.2 M
Bridgeway Foundation
$1.1 M
Peace Direct
$1.0 M
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
$975.0 K
$868.7 K
United States Institute of Peace
$730.4 K
King Baudouin Foundation United States
$708.2 K
Catalyst for Peace
$630.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$608.9 K
Mensen met een Missie
$582.8 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
$16.9 M
Accountability and Transparency
$13.2 M
Gender Equality
$12.6 M
$11.1 M
$9.6 M
$6.0 M
International Development
$5.3 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$4.6 M
Conflict Resolution
$4.2 M
Gender-based Violence
$3.9 M
Transitional Justice
$3.6 M
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$3.3 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$2.9 M
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$2.7 M
International and Regional Institutions
$1.7 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$1.2 M
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$946.5 K
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$940.6 K
Nuclear Issues
$750.0 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$405.9 K
Peace Negotiations
$146.7 K
$35.7 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

5% $3,945,913 87 Grants = 12%

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.