Transitional Justice

Grants that support the process by which a country amends past abuses and atrocities committed by government through judicial and non-judicial means. This includes efforts to document crimes and atrocities that occurred during a period of conflict, hold responsible parties to account, and move towards healing the rifts between victims and perpetrators through a variety of mechanisms such as trials, truth commissions, reparations for victims, and fact-finding commissions. This includes the International Criminal Court and international criminal tribunals.

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

$6.2 Million
out of $146.3 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $41,000

Top Funders

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$2.4 M
Ford Foundation
$800.0 K
Oak Foundation
$575.0 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$472.5 K
American Jewish World Service
$447.0 K
$399.2 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$327.6 K
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$250.0 K
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$185.0 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$105.0 K
Norwegian Human Rights Fund
$63.6 K
The Staten Island Foundation
$50.0 K
Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders
$39.1 K
Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust
$30.9 K
The ARCA Foundation
$20.0 K
United States Institute of Peace
$16.5 K
Fondo Semillas
$15.5 K
New Israel Foundation
$15.0 K
Women's Fund Asia
$8.0 K
Urgent Action Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean
$3.9 K
The National Lottery Community Fund
$3.8 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

20% $1,247,171 12 Grants = 19%

Sample Grants

  • Robert Bosch Stiftung
    awarded a grant for $19,920 to Hakikat Adalet ve Hafiza Calismalari Dernegi

    For the Regional Network for Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past.

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    awarded a grant for $40,935 to Fundacion Las Dos Orillas

    To support freedom of expression for victims of the armed conflict and to contribute to the national dialogue about the impact of violence in Colombia. Victims' testimonies will be published on Las Dos Orillas' website and on an international platform to broaden the discussion on reconciliation in a post-conflict setting. The histories will enable researchers to gain a greater understanding of the armed conflict and the process will help victims rebuild relationships and find peace with their perpetrators.

  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
    awarded a grant for $160,000 to Fond za Humanitarno Pravo

    For its project Strengthening Support for the RECOM Process, a regional commission for the establishment of facts about war crimes and other serious violations of human rights.