Grants and Fellowships
The Open Society Foundations award grants and fellowships throughout the year to organizations and individuals who share Open Society values. We look for grantees who have a vision and whose efforts will lead to lasting social change. The vast majority of our grants are awarded to organizations that we approach directly, but we do list some open opportunities below. Other funding opportunities are available through Open Society’s network of national and regional foundations.
Open Society Initiative for Eastern AfricaOrganizational
The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa invites applications from pro-democracy organizations in the region.
Leadership in Government FellowshipFellowship
Open Society-U.S. will award individual grants to former senior-level government officials and staff who have played a significant role in advancing social change.
Puerto Rico Youth FellowshipFellowship
The Puerto Rico Youth Fellowships will support activists, aged 21 to 35, who want to implement a project that advances decolonization and climate justice in Puerto Rico.
Soros Arts FellowshipFellowship
The Soros Arts Fellowship supports innovative mid-career artists and cultural producers advancing social change around the world. The fellowship provides artists with the resources to develop a large-scale project on their own terms in their own local contexts.
Soros Equality FellowshipFellowship
Open Society-U.S.’s Soros Equality Fellowship seeks to support individuals whom we believe will become long-term innovative leaders impacting racial justice.
Soros Justice FellowshipsFellowship
Open Society-U.S.’s Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system.