Open Society Foundation's Global Supplementary Grant Program

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The Open Society Foundations award grants and fellowships throughout the year to organizations and individuals who share Open Society values. We look for grantees who have a vision and whose efforts will lead to lasting social change. The vast majority of our grants are awarded to organizations that we approach directly, but we do list some open opportunities below. Other funding opportunities are available through Open Society’s network of national and regional foundations.

Please see the website for a list of grant opportunities:


We are able to provide funding directly to formally established organizations around the world as well as to informal organizations or networks through intermediaries (fiscal sponsors, fiscal agents).

Each program within the Open Society Foundations has its own strategy and process for selecting grantees. Organizations or individuals whose values, goals, and work align with said strategies may inquire with the relevant program to see whether or not there is a fit (see program pages for more information).

Please see specific offerings on the website at
Student Type
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • International or Other Visa Status

The process for applying for grants varies by program. Some use requests for proposals (RFPs), others invite letters of inquiry (LOIs) or concept papers, and certain others accept proposals by invitation only. Given that each program has specific grant-making processes, it is best to inquire with that particular program to explore fit and process.

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