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

$16.3 Million
out of $146.3 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $22,500

Top Funders

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$2.8 M
Ford Foundation
$1.7 M
Comic Relief
$1.6 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$1.6 M
Humanity United
$1.1 M
Oak Foundation
$1.0 M
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
$900.0 K
American Jewish World Service
$816.3 K
$674.1 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$622.7 K
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$585.0 K
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$577.7 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$304.1 K
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
$300.0 K
Cisco Systems Foundation
$275.0 K
The Christensen Fund
$219.0 K
Catalyst for Peace
$206.0 K
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
$153.9 K
The Rockefeller Foundation
$150.0 K
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$100.0 K
Global Greengrants Fund, Inc.
$73.0 K
$70.2 K
United States Institute of Peace
$68.6 K
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
$60.0 K
$58.9 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
$4.7 M
$2.4 M
$2.2 M
Transitional Justice
$2.0 M
General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$1.9 M
Gender-based Violence
$1.6 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$1.5 M
$1.3 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$1.1 M
Accountability and Transparency
$851.2 K
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$817.1 K
International and Regional Institutions
$640.2 K
International Development
$341.0 K
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$200.0 K
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$147.0 K
Conflict Resolution
$127.0 K
Peace Negotiations
$55.0 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$50.0 K
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$5.0 K
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$2.0 K

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

24% $3,945,482 69 Grants = 30%

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.