International Development

Grants made to facilitate and build opportunities for economic development in post-conflict settings, including job creation and skills training.

$21.3 Million
out of $247.9 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $28,000

Top Funders

Howard G. Buffett Foundation
$17.6 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$1.4 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$700.0 K
Humanity United
$350.0 K
Comic Relief UK
$337.6 K
Ford Foundation
$300.0 K
U.S. Institute of Peace
$187.3 K
King Baudouin Foundation United States, Inc.
$125.7 K
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$125.0 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung, GmbH
$72.0 K
Peace Direct
$50.5 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$40.0 K
The Leichtag Foundation
$38.0 K
Foundation for Middle East Peace
$30.0 K
$26.3 K
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
$26.0 K
Fund For Global Human Rights, Inc.
$20.0 K
The New York Community Trust
$18.0 K
Samuel Rubin Foundation, Inc.
$12.0 K
The Philadelphia Foundation
$10.0 K
Marin Community Foundation
$9.0 K
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
$6.0 K
Global Fund for Children
$6.0 K
Global Greengrants Fund
$5.0 K
Swig Foundation
$2.5 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

5% $1,063,500 6 Grants = 14%

Sample Grants

  • The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
    awarded a grant for $13,000 to Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

    For a symposium to discuss the nexus between U.S. national security, diplomacy, and development efforts and a small, private meeting of key individuals.

  • Foundation for Middle East Peace
    awarded a grant for $40,370 to American Near East Refugee Aid

    For general support to provide humanitarian aid and sponsor economic development programs for Palestinian refugees living in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, and Lebanon.

  • U.S. Institute of Peace
    awarded a grant for $96,924 to George Mason University

    For a project to increase the understanding of emerging powers, such as China, India, Brazil, Turkey, and South Korea, and their assistance to post-conflict countries. The project aims to build the contours of a research agenda in post-conflict studies focused on a new class of donor nations, and will contribute to policy debates on post-conflict reconstruction policies, as well as sensitize those who work at the intersection of security and development to a new set of actors and issues that need to be factored into post-conflict reconstruction efforts and policies.