Open Society Foundations


400 West 59th Street
New York, NY10019
Organization Type: 
Public or Private Sector: 
Type of Funding Agency: 
Private Foundation
Type of Support: 
General Grantmaking
Arts Organizations
Community and Social Justice Organizations
Restrictions on Grantmaking: 
Nonprofit organizations only. Funding restrictions include: does not fund documentary film; located in Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin only;
Programs and Services: 

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities around the world.