Policy, Advocacy, and Systems Reform

Efforts to develop, promote, and transform public policies, especially involving the proposal of novel solutions to ongoing challenges.

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

$45.8 Million
out of $146.3 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $30,000

Top Funders

New Israel Foundation
$9.3 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$6.8 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$4.3 M
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Inc.
$3.9 M
Oak Foundation
$3.9 M
Comic Relief
$3.1 M
King Baudouin Foundation United States
$2.2 M
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$2.0 M
Humanity United
$1.6 M
American Jewish World Service
$1.6 M
Colombe Peace Foundation
$1.5 M
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$1.1 M
Ploughshares Fund
$963.0 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$790.0 K
Mama Cash
$680.4 K
$595.2 K
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
$500.0 K
The National Lottery Community Fund
$473.5 K
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
$450.0 K
United States Institute of Peace
$449.2 K
$425.0 K
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
$350.0 K
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
$236.3 K
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
$154.5 K
The Heinz Endowments
$150.0 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 - Resolving Conflict and Building Peace
$11.7 M
General - Supporting Stable, Resilient Societies
$8.5 M
Nuclear Issues
$6.8 M
Gender Equality
$5.4 M
$4.1 M
Accountability and Transparency
$3.3 M
Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
$3.2 M
$3.1 M
Transitional Justice
$2.9 M
National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
$2.5 M
Gender-based Violence
$1.7 M
$1.7 M
International and Regional Institutions
$1.7 M
$1.7 M
International Development
$1.3 M
Conflict and Atrocities Prevention
$1.3 M
$1.0 M
General - Preventing & Mitigating Conflict
$890.9 K
$813.0 K
Countering Violent Extremism and Counter-Terrorism
$659.7 K
Conflict Resolution
$553.6 K
Peace Negotiations
$225.0 K
Rule of Law and Institution-building
$171.0 K
Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration
$10.0 K

Regional Focus