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

$37.2 Million
out of $146.3 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $50,000

Top Funders

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$10.5 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$4.1 M
The ARCA Foundation
$3.7 M
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$3.3 M
The Starr Foundation
$2.8 M
Colombe Peace Foundation
$2.4 M
The National Lottery Community Fund
$2.1 M
The Democracy Fund
$780.0 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$770.0 K
Humanity United
$665.0 K
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
$612.6 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$547.9 K
The Heinz Endowments
$447.9 K
Oak Foundation
$400.0 K
Ford Foundation
$375.0 K
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
$359.0 K
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
$350.0 K
$325.0 K
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
$296.5 K
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
$192.4 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$180.2 K
Annenberg Foundation
$160.0 K
Michael Reese Health Trust
$150.0 K
$127.0 K
The Fund for New Jersey
$121.0 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’.

Issue Focus

General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$8.4 M
Nuclear Issues
$5.6 M
$5.5 M
General - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$5.2 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$3.5 M
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$2.8 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$2.5 M
$2.3 M
Gender Equality
$1.6 M
Accountability and Transparency
$1.6 M
$1.0 M
$795.4 K
Transitional Justice
$678.0 K
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$485.0 K
$256.0 K
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$184.7 K
$130.0 K
Gender-based Violence
$55.0 K
International Development
$32.6 K
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$20.0 K
Conflict Resolution
$7.5 K
Peace Negotiations

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

21% $7,912,779 65 Grants = 27%

Sample Grants

  • Stewart R. Mott Foundation
    awarded a grant for $10,000 to Pentagon Budget Campaign

    Seeking a new vision for U.S. national security with less emphasis on wars and more focus on economic security.

  • Arca Foundation
    awarded a grant for $75,000 to Center for International Policy

    For Win Without War, a national leader in the fight to promote a more progressive national security strategy.

  • Ploughshares Fund
    awarded a grant for $210,000 to Arms Control Association

    For research and analysis, policymaker and media outreach, and leadership on reducing the risk from nuclear weapons, with emphasis on influencing U.S. nuclear weapons policy, U.S.-Russia nuclear dialogue, U.S. policy toward Iran, and related nonproliferation and disarmament issues.