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The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable to their people.

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How we work

Every year, the Open Society Foundations give grants to a diverse array of groups and individuals who promote our values—through a unique network that is guided by local voices and global expertise.

$21B Total expenditures

Over the past three decades, our giving has focused on supporting people who are trying to make their communities fairer, freer, and more harmonious.

$1.3B 2022 expenditures

Our decentralized and bottom-up approach allows us to focus on long-term strategies while also remaining nimble and flexible enough to respond to sudden crises.

50,000+ Total Grants Awarded

Our grants—ranging from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of dollars—are awarded to organizations and activists in over 120 countries.

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What we do

The Open Society Foundations are active in more than 120 countries around the world, using grant giving, research, advocacy, impact investment, and strategic litigation to support the growth of inclusive and vibrant democracies.

Where We Work

  1. Africa
  2. Asia Pacific
  3. Europe and Central Asia
  4. Latin America and the Caribbean
  5. Middle East and North Africa
  6. United States
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George Soros

George Soros

George Soros is the founder of the Open Society Foundations. He has given away more than $32 billion of his personal fortune to fund the Open Society Foundations’ work around the world.

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