Transitional Justice

Grants that support the process by which a country amends past abuses and atrocities committed by government through judicial and non-judicial means. This includes efforts to document crimes and atrocities that occurred during a period of conflict, hold responsible parties to account, and move towards healing the rifts between victims and perpetrators through a variety of mechanisms such as trials, truth commissions, reparations for victims, and fact-finding commissions. This includes the International Criminal Court and international criminal tribunals.

$7.5 Million
out of $247.9 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $50,000

Top Funders

Ford Foundation
$3.0 M
The Oak Foundation
$2.5 M
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$750.0 K
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$610.0 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung, GmbH
$587.9 K
Fund For Global Human Rights, Inc.
$240.0 K
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
$236.3 K
$232.1 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$162.0 K
The Global Fund for Women
$107.0 K
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$100.0 K
Channel Foundation
$25.0 K
Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders
$23.2 K
Bridgeway Foundation
$22.0 K
Jubitz Family Foundation
$10.0 K
Ecumenical Women's Initiative
$9.2 K
Nexus Fund
$8.4 K
Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust
$7.9 K
The New York Community Trust
$7.8 K
$7.0 K
Reconstruction Women's Fund
$6.1 K
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
$5.0 K
The Mediterranean Women's Fund
$3.0 K
The Leichtag Foundation
$2.0 K
The Minneapolis Foundation

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

31% $2,358,000 8 Grants = 15%

Sample Grants

  • Robert Bosch Stiftung
    awarded a grant for $19,920 to Hakikat Adalet ve Hafiza Calismalari Dernegi

    For the Regional Network for Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past.

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    awarded a grant for $40,935 to Fundacion Las Dos Orillas

    To support freedom of expression for victims of the armed conflict and to contribute to the national dialogue about the impact of violence in Colombia. Victims' testimonies will be published on Las Dos Orillas' website and on an international platform to broaden the discussion on reconciliation in a post-conflict setting. The histories will enable researchers to gain a greater understanding of the armed conflict and the process will help victims rebuild relationships and find peace with their perpetrators.

  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
    awarded a grant for $160,000 to Fond za Humanitarno Pravo

    For its project Strengthening Support for the RECOM Process, a regional commission for the establishment of facts about war crimes and other serious violations of human rights.