Expenditures

Over the last 30 years, the Open Society Foundations had expenditures of more than $11 billion. Much of this spending has been directed at specific priority issues and regions for the Open Society Foundations such as:

  • $1.5 billion on democratic development in the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union;
  • $677 million for public health issues such as HIV and AIDS, TB, palliative care, harm reduction, and patients’ rights;
  • $205 million to fight discrimination and advance the rights of Roma communities in Europe;
  • $2.6 billion to defend human rights, particularly the rights of women, ethnic, racial, and religious minorities, and often marginalized groups such as drug users, sex workers, and LGBTQ communities;
  • $2 billion for education projects ranging from preschool to higher education reform;
  • $1.4 billion to promote reform in the United States on issues such as criminal justice, drugs, palliative care, education, immigration, equal rights, and democratic governance.

In 2013, the Open Society Foundations had expenditures of $873 million directed at the following Issues and Regions:

Issues

Education and Youth $122,955,000
Governance and Accountability $256,960,000
Health $56,747,000
Media and Information $55,543,000
Rights and Justice $241,769,000
Administration $139,370,000
Total $873,344,000

Regions

Africa $100,868,000
Asia $90,916,000
Europe $162,354,000
Latin America and the Caribbean $40,119,000
Middle East $46,017,000
United States $151,920,000
Multi-Country/Regional $141,780,000
Administration $139,370,000
Total $873,344,000

*Multi-Country/Regional activities describes expenditures made by foundations and programs to cover the costs of initiatives that have activities in two or more distinct geographic areas.
*Administration describes expenditures made by foundations and programs to cover the costs of administering our initiatives across the globe.

A breakdown of 2013 Open Society Foundations expenditures across foundations, programs, and various grants can be downloaded here as a PDF.