Policy, Advocacy, and Systems Reform

Efforts to develop, promote, and transform public policies, especially involving the proposal of novel solutions to ongoing challenges.

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$123.9 Million
out of $328.2 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $40,000

Top Funders

National Endowment for Democracy
$35.7 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$11.7 M
Oak Foundation
$7.3 M
Foundation to Promote Open Society
$5.8 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$5.5 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$4.7 M
The International Development Research Centre
$3.7 M
Ploughshares Fund
$3.2 M
Ford Foundation
$3.0 M
NoVo Foundation
$2.9 M
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
$2.3 M
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$2.2 M
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$2.1 M
American Jewish World Service
$1.7 M
Comic Relief
$1.7 M
Skoll Global Threats Fund
$1.6 M
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
$1.5 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$1.5 M
American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds
$1.3 M
The National Lottery Community Fund
$1.1 M
United States Institute of Peace
$1.1 M
$1.0 M
The Stanley Center for Peace and Security
$929.0 K
Peace Direct
$880.6 K
One Earth Future Foundation, Inc.
$757.0 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

$22.1 M
General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$21.8 M
Gender Equality
$15.9 M
Accountability and Transparency
$10.8 M
Nuclear Issues
$10.4 M
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$9.3 M
Transitional Justice
$9.3 M
$7.9 M
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$7.9 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$7.4 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$7.3 M
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$5.3 M
$4.7 M
$4.3 M
Conflict Resolution
$2.6 M
Gender-based Violence
$2.5 M
International Development
$2.2 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$1.6 M
Peace Negotiations
$1.2 M
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$1.2 M
International and Regional Institutions
$979.6 K
$918.6 K
$685.1 K
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$676.0 K

Regional Focus