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.
Affiliated Reproductive Health Clinics, Inc.2017$14,953Description
Affiliated Reproductive Health Clinics will improve security at a reproductive health rights clinic serving Nebraska and surrounding states.
T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights2017$25,000Description
T’ruah will train rabbis and senior professionals on campuses and in congregations to respond to anti-Semitism.
YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.2017$20,225Description
The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati will implement programming focused on reducing the bias and hate speech witnessed among residents at all Cincinnati Family Housing Partnership shelters.
African Law Center, Inc2017$25,000Description
African Law Center’s project expands the availability of legal services for African immigrants in the Houston-Galveston area.
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.
ISAIAH will construct a rapid-response system that can push back against hatred and build a multi-racial, cross-class resistance to racist and discriminatory policies.
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.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network2017$300,000Description
to provide general support