Transitional Justice

Grants that support the process by which a country amends past abuses and atrocities committed by government through judicial and non-judicial means. This includes efforts to document crimes and atrocities that occurred during a period of conflict, hold responsible parties to account, and move towards healing the rifts between victims and perpetrators through a variety of mechanisms such as trials, truth commissions, reparations for victims, and fact-finding commissions. This includes the International Criminal Court and international criminal tribunals.

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$16.4 Million
out of $328.2 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $45,450

Top Funders

Foundation to Promote Open Society
$3.5 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$3.2 M
National Endowment for Democracy
$3.2 M
Ford Foundation
$2.6 M
American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds
$770.0 K
Oak Foundation
$620.0 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$523.9 K
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$370.0 K
Comic Relief
$267.5 K
John Templeton Foundation
$263.6 K
American Jewish World Service
$254.8 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$228.6 K
The Stanley Center for Peace and Security
$152.0 K
Bright Horizon Foundation
$150.0 K
United States Institute of Peace
$145.1 K
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
$120.0 K
The Tudor Trust
$107.0 K
Adelson Family Foundation
$100.0 K
$85.0 K
$66.6 K
Mama Cash
$55.5 K
KIOS-The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights
$53.8 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$50.5 K
Annenberg Foundation
$50.0 K
The Stewardship Foundation
$40.0 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

14% $2,215,187 15 Grants = 10%

Sample Grants

  • Robert Bosch Stiftung
    awarded a grant for $19,920 to Hakikat Adalet ve Hafiza Calismalari Dernegi

    For the Regional Network for Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past.

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    awarded a grant for $40,935 to Fundacion Las Dos Orillas

    To support freedom of expression for victims of the armed conflict and to contribute to the national dialogue about the impact of violence in Colombia. Victims' testimonies will be published on Las Dos Orillas' website and on an international platform to broaden the discussion on reconciliation in a post-conflict setting. The histories will enable researchers to gain a greater understanding of the armed conflict and the process will help victims rebuild relationships and find peace with their perpetrators.

  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
    awarded a grant for $160,000 to Fond za Humanitarno Pravo

    For its project Strengthening Support for the RECOM Process, a regional commission for the establishment of facts about war crimes and other serious violations of human rights.