Gender Equality

Grants supporting gender equality ensure that women's rights and equal participation, as well as the rights and participation of all genders, are integrated into new policies, laws, institutions, and government bodies.

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Grants from 2019 are still being collected and indexed; figures will change once the data is updated.

$10.0 Million
out of $146.3 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $22,362

Top Funders

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$1.4 M
Oak Foundation
$1.0 M
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$735.0 K
The ARCA Foundation
$650.0 K
Mama Cash
$636.8 K
Comic Relief
$615.7 K
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
$500.0 K
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$496.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$478.0 K
$383.0 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$378.8 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$350.0 K
Ukrainian Women's Fund
$264.6 K
Ploughshares Fund
$230.5 K
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
$224.5 K
Colombe Peace Foundation
$220.0 K
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$150.0 K
Catalyst for Peace
$140.0 K
New Israel Foundation
$132.0 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$130.0 K
Ford Foundation
$110.0 K
Equality Fund
$104.5 K
$103.1 K
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$100.0 K
International Indigenous Women's Forum
$85.0 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

29% $2,877,166 59 Grants = 31%

Sample Grants

  • American Jewish World Service
    awarded a grant for $5,000 to Union Régionale des femmes transformatrices et commerçantes de produits halieutiques Santa Yalla

    To elevate the leadership and participation of women in peacemaking efforts by running a women-led radio station that airs programs on the peacemaking process, women's rights, and gender issues in conflict.

  • NoVo Foundation
    awarded a grant for $30,000 to Donor Direct Action

    To support Syrian women's organizations to gather input from their constituencies and present this information in the Geneva II peace talks on the Syrian conflict.

  • Howard G. Buffett Foundation
    awarded a grant for $5,000,000 to International Women's Media Foundation

    For support for women journalists in conflict areas.