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.
to promote practical skills and self-confidence for adolescent girls in Burma
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.
Ifker Association of Environmental Education and Sustainable Development2017$25,000Description
Women Workers in the agricultural Sector The Forgotten of development in Morocco
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
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.