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We advance fairness, equality, and justice in the United States with a focus on the most vulnerable communities and the most significant threats to open society today.
U.S. Programs works to further a vibrant democratic society in which all people can meaningfully participate in its civic, economic, and political life.

U.S. Programs

The Open Society Foundations’ U.S. Programs supports efforts to advance equality, fairness, and justice with a focus on the most vulnerable and marginalized communities and the most significant threats to open society in the United States today. It works to further a vibrant democratic society in which all people can meaningfully participate in its civic, economic, and political life and to ensure that the core institutions of civil society are effective and accountable to the public.

Areas of particular emphasis in U.S. Programs’ grant-making and other activities include:

  • The advancement of effective and fair criminal justice and drug policies,
  • Support of the rights of racial minorities and other vulnerable groups;
  • Support of institutions and practices that advance a more informed and engaged public and responsive and effective government.