Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. 

To achieve this mission, they give thousands of grants annually to groups and individuals in over 120 countries that work on promoting tolerance, transparency, and open debate. The Open Society Foundations also engage in strategic human rights litigation and impact investing, while incubating new ideas and engaging directly with governments and policymakers through advocacy to advance positive change.  

The Open Society Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater political, legal, and economic fairness and safeguard fundamental rights. They build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information while placing a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

The Open Society Foundations were founded by George Soros, one of the world’s foremost philanthropists, who since 1984 has given away $32 billion of a personal fortune made in the financial markets. 

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