Conflict and Atrocities Prevention

Grants made to stop conflict before it begins or increases in intensity, and to prevent mass atrocities (e.g., crimes against humanity, genocide, ethnic cleansing, mass killings) from occurring. Mass atrocities typically occur during or as a precedent to conflict. Grants in this category address a variety of preventative measures including early warning mechanisms, dangerous speech, peacekeeping, and the responsibility to protect.

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Grants from 2018 are still being collected and indexed; figures will change once the data is updated.

$17.4 Million
out of $239.3 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $50,000

Top Funders

Howard G. Buffett Foundation
$4.8 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$4.1 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$1.5 M
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$749.4 K
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
$565.7 K
Oak Foundation
$490.0 K
The Rockefeller Foundation
$300.0 K
Endowment of the United States Institute of Peace
$295.0 K
Humanity United
$278.0 K
The Stanley Foundation
$251.8 K
Bush Foundation
$207.0 K
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$200.0 K
$149.7 K
Ploughshares Fund
$140.0 K
King Baudouin Foundation
$138.7 K
Ford Foundation
$125.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$104.5 K
King Baudouin Foundation
$101.1 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$92.5 K
Peace Direct
$60.6 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$60.0 K
Peace Development Fund
$59.6 K
$58.4 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$50.0 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$45.0 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

24% $4,158,358 7 Grants = 7%

Sample Grants

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
    awarded a grant for $25,500 to Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

    For the Bosnia and Herzegovina Educational Program for Mass Atrocity and Genocide Prevention.

  • Peace Direct
    awarded a grant for $56,538 to INAMA

    For INAMA to train its "citizen reporters" and to establish early warning and early response in five provinces in Burundi.

  • Humanity United
    awarded a grant for $150,000 to Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund

    For the Prevention and Protection Working Group to have civilian-led peacebuilding efforts that include upstream conflict-prevention play a more central role in shaping U.S. foreign policy.