Grantmaking

In 2012, our central offices in the United States and Europe awarded over 3300 grants totaling more than $364 million to organizations, and 850 grants totaling more than $14 million to individuals.

Many Open Society programs engage proactively to identify organizations whose efforts closely correspond to our strategies. While we predominantly fund preselected organizations, some programs encourage submission of letters of inquiry or publish funding guidelines for grant seekers. Our scholarship and fellowship programs in particular actively solicit applications from individuals who satisfy the defined selection criteria.

If you are interested in seeking a grant from the Open Society Foundations, we encourage you to explore this website to determine whether any of our programs or foundations correspond to the work you are pursuing. The Foundations do not award grants outside of our targeted thematic and geographic areas of interest.