Sub-Saharan Africa

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$73.9 Million
out of $435.4 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $40,000

Top Funders

Howard G. Buffett Foundation
$11.1 M
Ford Foundation
$9.9 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$7.5 M
Open Society Institute
$7.3 M
Bloomberg Philanthropies
$4.5 M
NoVo Foundation
$3.3 M
Humanity United
$2.5 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$2.4 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$2.3 M
GHR Foundation
$1.8 M
Foundation to Promote Open Society
$1.8 M
Oak Foundation
$1.7 M
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$1.5 M
Bridgeway Foundation
$1.3 M
American Friends Service Committee
$1.1 M
Comic Relief
$1.1 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$1.0 M
Annenberg Foundation
$1.0 M
Pro Victimis Foundation
$964.3 K
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
$930.0 K
The International Development Research Centre
$760.1 K
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
$625.0 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$617.2 K
Catalyst for Peace
$565.5 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$499.1 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

International Development
$13.4 M
General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$12.6 M
Accountability and Transparency
$11.3 M
Gender Equality
$10.5 M
$8.7 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$7.0 M
$5.2 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$4.8 M
$4.1 M
Transitional Justice
$4.0 M
Gender-based Violence
$2.0 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$2.0 M
Conflict Resolution
$1.3 M
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$902.9 K
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$773.9 K
International and Regional Institutions
$308.8 K
$245.6 K
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$234.9 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$92.3 K
Peace Negotiations
$76.3 K
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$12.7 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

16% $11,717,659 74 Grants = 22%

Sample Grants

  • Catalyst for Peace
    awarded a grant for $4,500 to Salam Institute for Peace and Justice

    For community education about forgiveness and community reconciliation, through Arabic translation of a feature film about the nationwide program in Sierra Leone.

  • Urgent Action Fund - Africa
    awarded a grant for $5,100 to TVVT-ZIMBABWE

    To hold an emergency peaceful march on the voter registration process so as to raise the public profile on gender considerations of the voter registration process.

  • Channel Foundation
    awarded a grant for $25,000 to International Civil Society Action Network

    For the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders' awareness-raising, capacity-building and monitoring of UNSC Res. 1325 and 1820 implementation in South Sudan.