Grants involving a range of measures targeted to reduce the risk of lapsing or relapsing into conflict by strengthening capacities at all levels (from local to global) to manage conflict and to lay the foundations for sustainable peace and development. This subcategory also includes peacemaking, locally-led peacebuilding efforts, interfaith dialogue, and conflict transformation.

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$11.6 Million
out of $328.2 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $39,382

Top Funders

Carnegie Corporation of New York
$3.8 M
Humanity United
$2.4 M
National Endowment for Democracy
$1.4 M
Peace Direct
$690.4 K
The Charitable Foundation
$378.0 K
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$300.0 K
GHR Foundation
$274.7 K
Oak Foundation
$240.0 K
Ford Foundation
$225.0 K
United States Institute of Peace
$219.6 K
Bridgeway Foundation
$200.0 K
Bush Foundation
$124.2 K
$116.6 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$111.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$110.0 K
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
$107.0 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$100.0 K
El-Hibri Foundation
$95.0 K
Foundation to Promote Open Society
$93.3 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$66.0 K
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
$65.0 K
Mama Cash
$55.5 K
Foundation for a Just Society
$50.0 K
Chino Cienega Foundation
$50.0 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$50.0 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

3% $370,754 11 Grants = 9%

Sample Grants

  • Nexus Fund
    awarded a grant for $500 to United for Peace and Community Development

    To share proven peacebuilding activities at the grassroots level with other organizations, empower members of society to promote peace and transformation, and enable workshops throughout Western Kenya on trauma healing, alternatives to violence, and nonviolence for social change.

  • Mensen met een Missie
    awarded a grant for $26,560 to Justice and Peace Commission, Bamenda

    To promote women's involvement in peacebuilding.

  • GHR Foundation
    awarded a grant for $173,156 to Alliance for Peacebuilding

    For the Effective Inter-religious Action in peacebuilding program.