The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant 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.
Hispanic Federation’s Orlando Against Hate project includes training, public education, and awareness on responding to hate incidents that target LGBTQ Latinxs in Orlando.
Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Inc.2017$75,000Description
Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County will train student leaders in Long Island to react swiftly and safely to words and acts of hate.
International Muslim Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE)2017$74,995Description
WISE will provide self-defense, mentorship, and leadership workshops in New York City and Texas in order to equip young Muslim women to overcome violence and become advocates for social change.
Orange County Human Relations Council2017$100,000Description
Orange County Human Relations will create the #HateFreeOC public education and awareness campaign and related activities that aim to de-escalate tensions and promote a hate-free environment in Orange County.
Padres Unidos Inc.2017$100,000Description
Padres Unidos will create and lead a sanctuary schools hub to coordinate all school-based efforts to prevent and respond to incidents of hate in Denver.
Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Fundacja Industrial
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida, Inc.2017$100,000Description
CAIR Florida will add a staff member to support its Civil and Immigrant Rights Legal department, provide youth leadership training focused on bullying prevention, and help shift the narrative surrounding the American Muslim community through multi-media digital storytelling.
Mississippi Center for Justice2017$75,000Description
Mississippi Center for Justice’s anti-bullying project will reduce school bullying related to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and religion across school districts in the state of Mississippi.
2017 French Election Investigative Reporting
CASA de Maryland2017$100,000Description
to support the continued activities of the Campaign for Justice, Safety & Jobs to bring about policing reforms in Baltimore and Maryland