24 captures
13 Apr 2010 - 19 Aug 2020
About this capture
Blog   Site Map   Contact
Search the Site - Advanced
Events  |  Email Updates  |  Publications & Articles  |  Multimedia  |  RSS Feeds  |  Podcasts  |  Twitter
Open Society Stories 2009
March 2010
Open Society Foundations
Open Society Stories 2009 recounts activities from a year that marked three decades of efforts to promote open society. Since 1979, the Open Society Institute and the Soros foundations have given away over $7 billion to promote the rule of law; respect for human  rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check.
Expenditures for 2009 were approximately $636 million, up $95 million from the previous year. The Open Society Institute's priorities in 2009 included supporting public health reform, advocating for transparency and the fair distribution of natural resource riches, and improving the lives and securing the human rights of groups such as the Roma, immigrants, Muslims, and the developmentally disabled.
Some of the stories in the brochure below are about the efforts of Open Society Institute grantees. Others are about larger issues and policies the Open Society Institute is trying to improve. Together they represent only a fraction of the work the Open Society Institute and the Soros foundations accomplished in 2009.
Need help downloading a file or playing a clip? Click here.
Open Society Stories 2009
PDF Document - 354K
Download the report.
Related Information
Do White Americans Get Better Health Care than People of Color?
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore
September 15, 2011
Michelle Gourdine, physician and author of Reclaiming Our Health: A Guide to African American Wellness, and Dr. Thomas LaVeist, director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Disparities Solutions, will discuss the inequities that exist in our current medical care system and offer solutions for change.
The International Migrants Bill of Rights: Civil Society Activism in the Governance of Migration
OSI-New York
September 8, 2011
The forum will provide an overview of the International Migrants Bill of Rights, which will serve as a backdrop for a conversation about existing legal frameworks for protecting migrants.
England Riots: Time for a Public Inquiry, with Policing on the Agenda
Rebekah Delsol
August 15, 2011
The impact of "stop and search" powers now widely used by police in England's cities must be part of a full public inquiry into the causes of the riots that erupted last week.
Sign up for news from the Open Society Foundations.
RSS Feeds
Email Updates

About | Initiatives | Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships | Resource Center | Newsroom | Site Map | Legal | Contact

Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative License.
©2011 Open Society Foundations. Some rights reserved.
AboutInitiativesGrants, Scholarships, and FellowshipsResourcesNewsroom