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Foundation to Promote Open Society


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

Foundation to Promote Open Society

224 W. 57th St.

New York City, NY United States 10019-3212

Telephone: (212) 548-0600


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $4,986,868,744

Total giving: $410,571,424






Established in 2008 in DE and NY - Founded by George Soros, an investor and philanthropist. Mr. Soros is the founder and Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the co-founder of the Quantum Fund, one of the first hedge funds. He also founded and is Chairman of The Open Society Foundations, an umbrella name for a family of offices and foundations located throughout the world, of which The Open Society Institute is a part. Among the many books he authored or co-authored are "The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means," "The Bubble of American Supremacy: Correcting the Misuse of American Power" and "The Soros Lectures at the Central European University."

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Human services
  • Philanthropy
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $4,986,868,744 (market value)

Gifts received: $659,600,082

Expenditures: $459,091,418

Total giving: $410,571,424

Qualifying distributions: $414,080,867

Giving activities include:

$410,571,424 for 1264 grants (high: $17,480,304; low: $4,000)