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.
Uganda: Out From Under Us
People’s Movements: Violence and Solidarity in the Southeastern Peripheries of Europe: An Encounter in Istanbul
Abortion Care Network2017$70,000Description
Abortion Care Network will create a network of social workers uniquely positioned to provide support to abortion providers.
South America Today: A Critical Evaluation about the Left and Progressive Governments
Access Info Europe2017$55,000Description
to explore how civil society in Europe working on the right of access to information and related areas of open government can best secure, improve and increase funding to continue work to advance transparency of governments, the EU, and inter-governmental organisations
Access Info Europe2016$176,000Description
to provide general support
RightsCon Travel Fund/2017
Seed grant to Seed Action Foundation
Accion Tecnica Social2016$115,000Description
to strengthen ATS’s work in drug policy reform in Colombia and regionally, particularly around issues related to drug user health, and increasing the media and advocacy impact of harm reduction-based policy reforms in Colombian cities at the national and international level. The project also includes a preliminary study of potential scenarios for regulating cocaine in Colombia
Accion Tecnica Social2016$78,000Description
to support the continuation of CAMBIE – ATS’s program to distribute sterile needles and syringes to heroin injectors – for three months in the three cities where it is presently operational: Pereira, Bogota and Cali