Sub-Saharan Africa

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$76.5 Million
out of $328.2 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $35,000

Top Funders

National Endowment for Democracy
$11.3 M
Foundation to Promote Open Society
$6.6 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$6.2 M
Robbins Family Foundation
$6.0 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$5.9 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$5.6 M
Bloomberg Philanthropies
$5.0 M
NoVo Foundation
$2.6 M
American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds
$2.5 M
Ford Foundation
$2.5 M
GHR Foundation
$2.1 M
Peace Direct
$1.9 M
Comic Relief
$1.9 M
The International Development Research Centre
$1.6 M
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
$975.0 K
Catalyst for Peace
$950.0 K
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
$923.6 K
Humanity United
$837.8 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$722.9 K
Oak Foundation
$700.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$671.0 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$652.7 K
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$640.0 K
King Baudouin Foundation
$553.3 K
United States Institute of Peace
$452.0 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’.

Issue Focus

Gender Equality
$16.1 M
International Development
$10.1 M
General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$10.1 M
$9.8 M
Accountability and Transparency
$8.5 M
$6.2 M
Transitional Justice
$5.2 M
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$5.1 M
$5.0 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$5.0 M
Gender-based Violence
$3.6 M
Conflict Resolution
$3.0 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$2.1 M
International and Regional Institutions
$1.7 M
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$1.5 M
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$1.0 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$1.0 M
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$646.6 K
$388.3 K
Peace Negotiations
$218.6 K
$149.2 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$148.2 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

3% $1,967,952 50 Grants = 8%

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.