The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. The vast majority of the grants made by Open Society are to organizations, but we also award a limited number of grants to individuals, primarily through scholarships and fellowships offered across a number of different programs.
Scientists for EU2017$42,975Description
to provide funding for the Grantee’s core operations in order to support its campaign for continued membership of the UK in the European Union. The Grantee’s campaigns focus on raising awareness about the importance of EU membership in furthering UK and international scientific advancements, and how these advances provide important benefits to the larger UK community via jobs, prosperity, enhanced quality of life, and other civic and social improvements
to promote practical skills and self-confidence for adolescent girls in Burma
Narrative 4 will create “spaces of radical empathy” in Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN through six story exchanges involving immigrants, refugees, and long-time (primarily white) residents.
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center2017$37,847Description
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is responding to threats, fear, and increased emotional needs by hosting community meetings to develop a rapid-response team and community emergency policy to address future threats and incidents of hate.
Immigration Equality will secure its databases and support the legal needs of LGBTQ immigrants.
Stichting Bits of Freedom (BOF)2017$48,144Description
Schrems II/Irish Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook and Max Schrems/2017
#Protecting Our Rights
Empower Montana will conduct Train the Trainer sessions on prejudice reduction, violence prevention, and conflict resolution, providing community members with skills to interrupt oppression and oppressive acts in Flathead Valley and Missoula.
to support policy advocacy on extractives transparency
Bet Tzedek, which began as an organization aiding Holocaust survivors, will provide free legal name and gender marker change clinics to transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in Los Angeles.