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.

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$24.3 Million
out of $435.4 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $20,000

Top Funders

Bloomberg Philanthropies
$4.5 M
NoVo Foundation
$3.0 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$2.9 M
Oak Foundation
$2.5 M
Foundation for a Just Society
$1.8 M
Tides Foundation
$1.7 M
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$1.4 M
Peace Direct
$1.3 M
Ford Foundation
$1.2 M
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$1.1 M
Pro Victimis Foundation
$799.6 K
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$703.0 K
Catalyst for Peace
$501.0 K
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$400.0 K
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
$337.6 K
Mama Cash
$334.8 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$297.0 K
$295.7 K
Annenberg Foundation
$250.0 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$204.0 K
Comic Relief
$202.5 K
Proteus Fund, Inc.
$200.0 K
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc.
$200.0 K
Colombe Peace Foundation
$165.0 K
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$150.0 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

17% $4,181,418 54 Grants = 19%

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.