Sub-Saharan Africa

$34.7 Million
out of $247.9 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $30,000

Top Funders

Ford Foundation
$9.2 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$5.0 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$2.3 M
Humanity United
$2.1 M
NoVo Foundation
$2.0 M
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$1.6 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$1.4 M
Bridgeway Foundation
$1.3 M
The Oak Foundation
$1.1 M
Annenberg Foundation
$1.0 M
Comic Relief UK
$959.7 K
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$700.0 K
The International Development Research Centre
$696.8 K
Fund For Global Human Rights, Inc.
$602.2 K
GHR Foundation
$578.8 K
Catalyst for Peace
$521.4 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung, GmbH
$499.1 K
$442.9 K
The Global Fund for Women
$410.6 K
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
$405.1 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$303.8 K
The Charitable Foundation
$262.1 K
KIOS-The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights
$220.1 K
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$150.0 K
U.S. Institute of Peace
$147.3 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

General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$10.4 M
$4.0 M
Accountability and Transparency
$3.9 M
$3.7 M
$3.2 M
Gender Equality
$3.0 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$2.7 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$2.0 M
International Development
$2.0 M
Transitional Justice
$1.6 M
Conflict Resolution
$1.1 M
Gender-based Violence
$909.7 K
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$655.2 K
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$327.9 K
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$302.3 K
International and Regional Institutions
$275.5 K
$237.2 K
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$204.9 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$92.5 K
Peace Negotiations
$76.3 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

29% $9,959,435 63 Grants = 28%

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.