Gender Equality

Grants supporting gender equality ensure that women's rights and equal participation, as well as the rights and participation of all genders, are integrated into new policies, laws, institutions, and government bodies.

$14.0 Million
out of $247.9 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $15,907

Top Funders

The Oak Foundation
$2.5 M
NoVo Foundation
$2.0 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$1.7 M
The Global Fund for Women
$1.4 M
Peace Direct
$1.3 M
Ford Foundation
$1.2 M
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$1.2 M
Catalyst for Peace
$501.0 K
$295.7 K
Fund For Global Human Rights, Inc.
$263.8 K
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$250.0 K
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
$243.1 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung, GmbH
$204.0 K
Comic Relief UK
$202.5 K
Colombe Foundation
$165.0 K
Fondo De Mujeres Del Sur
$155.1 K
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$150.0 K
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$150.0 K
Ploughshares Fund
$143.6 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$133.7 K
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
$119.9 K
African Women's Development Fund
$118.0 K
Channel Foundation
$110.0 K
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
$72.6 K
The MATCH International Women's Fund
$59.7 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

16% $2,214,412 35 Grants = 15%

Sample Grants

  • American Jewish World Service
    awarded a grant for $5,000 to Union Régionale des femmes transformatrices et commerçantes de produits halieutiques Santa Yalla

    To elevate the leadership and participation of women in peacemaking efforts by running a women-led radio station that airs programs on the peacemaking process, women's rights, and gender issues in conflict.

  • NoVo Foundation
    awarded a grant for $30,000 to Donor Direct Action

    To support Syrian women's organizations to gather input from their constituencies and present this information in the Geneva II peace talks on the Syrian conflict.

  • Howard G. Buffett Foundation
    awarded a grant for $5,000,000 to International Women's Media Foundation

    For support for women journalists in conflict areas.