Open Society Foundations

OSF
New York City, NY, United States

This organisation may not be a traditional think tank. We have included it in this list as we deem it to be a 'boundary' organisation – in other words, it might have some qualities or characterstics of a think tank.

The Open Society Foundations is private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights in more than 120 countries, providing thousands of grants every year through a network of national and regional foundations and offices. They support a diverse array of independent voices and independent organizations around the world—the civil society that provides a creative and dynamic link between the governing and the governed. They specially focus on supporting those who face discrimination for who they are, such as Europe’s Roma people, and for those who find themselves pushed to the margins of mainstream society—such as drug users, prisoners, or sex workers.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/

Address:
224 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 U.S.A.

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
120 countries around the world
Operating languages
English , French , Spanish

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1993
Age (years)
Open Society Foundations
 31
United States average
 41
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: George Soros
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Greg Taylor
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Open Society Foundations
 800
United States average
 67
Global average
 124

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Open Society Foundations
 25
United States average
 248
Global average
 6,812
Financials
2020
Open Society Foundations
 $1,209
United States average
 $40,348,871
Global average
 $214,856,754
2019
Open Society Foundations
 $1,084
2018
Open Society Foundations
 $1,200,000

Social

Likes (2022)
Open Society Foundations
1,734,459 
United States average
 87,014
Global average
 33,286
Likes (2021)
Open Society Foundations
1,766,535 
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Open Society Foundations
 593,060
United States average
 48,035
Global average
 19,697
Followers (2021)
Open Society Foundations
 592,365
Subscribers (2023)
Open Society Foundations
 0
United States average
 19,521
Global average
 6,305
Followers (2022)
Open Society Foundations
 172,276
United States average
 28,583
Global average
 16,662

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Boundary organization (find out more): Yes
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : Imported
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Suggested by Multilateral Organisation experts
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