The Open Society Foundations includes Soros foundations covering more than 50 countries; OSF initiatives that address specific issue areas on a regional or network-wide basis and support the work of those foundations; and initiatives that deal specifically with the United States and are currently administered under U.S. Programsas well as the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and its offices.
The Soros foundations are autonomous institutions established in particular countries or regions to initiate and support open society activities. The priorities and specific activities of each Soros foundation are determined by a local board of directors and staff in consultation with George Soros and OSF boards and advisors. In addition to support from the Open Society Institute, many of the foundations receive funding from other sources.
The Soros foundations consist of national foundations in 29 countries, foundations in Kosovo and Montenegro, and two regional foundations, the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa. The two regional foundations, which are governed by their own boards of directors and staffs from the region, make grants in 27 African countries. All of the foundations share the common goal of transforming closed societies into open ones and protecting and expanding the values of existing open societies.
Below are links to the Soros foundations, arranged alphabetically by country or area.