Accountability and Transparency

Grants in this category address the issues of corruption, criminal networks, financial integrity, and government transparency and accountability. Accountability and transparency increase the likelihood of a stable, resilient society by increasing dialogue between citizens and their government.

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

$7.8 Million
out of $146.3 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $75,000

Top Funders

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$4.0 M
Oak Foundation
$883.8 K
The ARCA Foundation
$700.0 K
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$600.0 K
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$405.0 K
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$400.0 K
$314.2 K
Colombe Peace Foundation
$250.0 K
Ford Foundation
$100.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$90.0 K
Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust
$30.9 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$22.0 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

50% $3,865,000 10 Grants = 33%

Sample Grants

  • Mensen met een Missie
    awarded a grant for $19,920 to Service National Justice et Paix

    For the prevention of, and education about, corruption in civil society.

  • National Endowment for Democracy
    awarded a grant for $28,000 to Shaaub for Democracy Culture Foundation

    To promote government transparency. Shaaub will conduct three training workshops for civic activists on transparency and accountability tools and mechanisms, and will organize nine discussion seminars bringing together trainees, government officials, and national transparency commissions and institutions.

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    awarded a grant for $100,000 to Election Monitor

    To improve political accountability through voter education, election observation, and effective coordination among civil society organizations and election officials in six states in South-West Nigeria.