North America

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$120.6 Million
out of $435.4 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $50,850

Top Funders

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
$29.5 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$25.6 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$12.6 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$5.2 M
Bohemian Foundation
$5.0 M
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
$3.7 M
Good Ventures Foundation
$3.0 M
Colombe Peace Foundation
$2.3 M
Humanity United
$1.7 M
Tides Foundation
$1.6 M
Ploughshares Fund
$1.5 M
The National Lottery Community Fund
$1.5 M
Oak Foundation
$1.5 M
Sarah Scaife Foundation, Inc.
$1.4 M
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$1.4 M
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$1.4 M
The Democracy Fund
$1.3 M
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$1.0 M
Lilly Endowment Inc.
$1.0 M
The Ahmanson Foundation
$963.0 K
NoVo Foundation
$860.0 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$803.9 K
The Spencer Foundation
$800.5 K
Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.
$761.2 K
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
$728.4 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

Transitional Justice
$27.1 M
Nuclear Issues
$24.3 M
General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$22.7 M
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$14.9 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$13.5 M
$7.0 M
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$5.3 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$4.6 M
$4.3 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$2.6 M
Gender Equality
$2.2 M
$2.0 M
$1.6 M
Gender-based Violence
$947.7 K
$900.0 K
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$773.9 K
Accountability and Transparency
$769.0 K
International Development
$693.3 K
International and Regional Institutions
$413.0 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$303.3 K
Conflict Resolution
$223.2 K
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$208.0 K
$15.0 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

7% $8,860,883 87 Grants = 16%

Sample Grants

  • Stewart R. Mott Foundation
    awarded a grant for $10,000 to Pentagon Budget Campaign

    Seeking a new vision for U.S. national security with less emphasis on wars and more focus on economic security.

  • Arca Foundation
    awarded a grant for $75,000 to Center for International Policy

    For Win Without War, a national leader in the fight to promote a more progressive national security strategy.

  • Ploughshares Fund
    awarded a grant for $210,000 to Arms Control Association

    For research and analysis, policymaker and media outreach, and leadership on reducing the risk from nuclear weapons, with emphasis on influencing U.S. nuclear weapons policy, U.S.-Russia nuclear dialogue, U.S. policy toward Iran, and related nonproliferation and disarmament issues.