Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations strives to build dynamic and tolerant societies for which governments are responsible and open to the participation of all.

We seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities and diversity of opinion; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps to control the power of government. We help shape public policies that ensure greater equity in political, legal and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. We are implementing initiatives to advance justice, education, public health and independent media. We build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information.

Working in all parts of the world, the Open Society Foundations attach great importance to protecting and improving the lives of people living in marginalized communities.