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

About Us

George Soros

Founder / Chairman

Investor and philanthropist George Soros established the Open Society Foundations to help countries make the transition from communism.

Christopher Stone


Christopher Stone is the president of the Open Society Foundations. He is an international expert on criminal justice reform and on the leadership and governance of nonprofits.

Mission & Values

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.


The Open Society Foundations, which began in 1979, remain today committed to the global struggle for open society and responding quickly to the challenges and opportunities of the future.


The Open Society Foundations fund a range of programs around the world, from public health to education to business development.

Offices & Foundations

The Open Society Foundations are a family of offices and foundations created by philanthropist George Soros. This directory includes our offices and country and regional foundations located throughout the world.


Over the last three decades, the Open Society Foundations had expenditures of more than $13 billion. Much of this spending has been directed at specific priority issues and regions for the Open Society Foundations.