Sub-Saharan Africa

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$60.9 Million
out of $376.8 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $25,440

Top Funders

Ford Foundation
$6.3 M
Foundation to Promote Open Society
$6.2 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$5.9 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$5.1 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$4.7 M
Humanity United
$4.4 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$3.5 M
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$2.9 M
One Earth Future Foundation, Inc.
$2.4 M
NoVo Foundation
$2.0 M
Peace Direct
$1.7 M
Comic Relief
$1.2 M
African Women's Development Fund
$1.2 M
GHR Foundation
$1.1 M
Oak Foundation
$1,000.0 K
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
$950.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$920.5 K
American Friends Service Committee
$800.6 K
Catalyst for Peace
$789.0 K
Mensen met een Missie
$781.0 K
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation
$765.0 K
The Prudential Foundation
$735.0 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$597.9 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$564.7 K
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$501.3 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

Accountability and Transparency
$13.6 M
Gender Equality
$11.9 M
General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$10.3 M
$8.1 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$4.1 M
Transitional Justice
$3.8 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$3.5 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$2.4 M
$2.0 M
Gender-based Violence
$1.8 M
Conflict Resolution
$1.6 M
International Development
$1.5 M
$1.4 M
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$1.3 M
International and Regional Institutions
$1.3 M
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$846.1 K
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$624.0 K
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$436.5 K
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$359.5 K
Peace Negotiations
$175.0 K
$40.1 K
$40.0 K
$11.2 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

13% $7,696,649 67 Grants = 17%

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.