Open Society Fellowship Program
The Open Society Fellowship Program uses a range of grant-making strategies to support a more just and open society. We identify and recruit grantees, then place them in a position to make real positive change.
We run two initiatives:
- The Open Society Fellowship provides one-to-two years of support to individuals with innovative and unconventional ideas in support of open society. Currently, fellows are working on bold proposals to reduce economic inequality.
- The New Executives Fund has offered more than 100 grants to executive directors in their first year of organizational leadership. To date, more than $10 million has been allocated in general operating support to help new directors make their visions a reality.
In Support of Those Who Take the Leap
Drawn from first-hand reflections of nonprofit leaders who navigated leadership transition journeys, a new report offers fresh insights on the challenges and opportunities faced by newly appointed leaders.
Five New Open Society Fellows Will Address Economic Inequality
Five individuals have been selected to receive Open Society Fellowships for their innovative work to address economic inequality. The group includes two activists, a blogger, an organizer, and a political scientist.
Open Society Foundations Announce 2021 New Executives Fund Recipients
Fourteen new leaders of nonprofit organizations have been awarded New Executives Fund grants to help implement their organizational leadership visions during a time of unprecedented global change.