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

$33.1 Million
out of $239.3 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $20,000

Top Funders

NoVo Foundation
$9.0 M
Oak Foundation
$7.4 M
Ford Foundation
$3.8 M
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$2.2 M
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
$1.8 M
Foundation for a Just Society
$1.1 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$1.1 M
Catalyst for Peace
$794.0 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$663.0 K
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
$500.0 K
Madre Inc
$476.6 K
African Women's Development Fund
$447.2 K
Peace Direct
$387.6 K
American Jewish World Service
$327.5 K
Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Inc.
$300.0 K
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$300.0 K
$264.0 K
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
$250.0 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$210.0 K
The Chicago Community Trust
$200.0 K
Channel Foundation
$180.0 K
Colombe Peace Foundation
$165.0 K
American Friends Service Committee
$159.5 K
Proteus Fund, Inc.
$150.0 K
Peace Development Fund
$136.5 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

Gender Equality
$25.0 M
Gender-based Violence
$11.0 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$4.2 M
$2.5 M
General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$1.7 M
Accountability and Transparency
$1.3 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$1.1 M
$901.7 K
$863.8 K
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$385.6 K
Transitional Justice
$385.3 K
International Development
$357.1 K
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$353.7 K
Peace Negotiations
$228.0 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$209.8 K
Nuclear Issues
$200.0 K
$192.2 K
Conflict Resolution
$157.8 K
$142.7 K
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$84.8 K
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$50.0 K
International and Regional Institutions
$8.0 K

Regional Focus

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

18% $6,100,531 84 Grants = 28%

Sample Grants

  • Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises
    awarded a grant for $4,731 to Bosam

    To support for women's involvement in the peace negotiation process in Rutshuru Territory.

  • UN Women's Fund for Gender-Equality
    awarded a grant for $210,000 to Afghanistan Watch

    To support the continued development of a national women's agenda in Afghanistan and the drafting of concrete policy recommendations for the advancement and preservation of women's rights, including on the role of women in peace talks, in the political and security transition and in politics at national and local levels.

  • NoVo Foundation
    awarded a grant for $303,470 to Elman Peace and Human Rights Center

    To support the scale-up of satellite and mobile services to new areas of Somalia where survivors of violence do not have response services and to improve efforts to respond to adolescent girls.