Today, Open Society Foundations announced a $220 million investment to support Black-led movements for racial justice in the United States. This includes $150 million in five-year grants to build power for Black-led national organizations, including Black Voters Matter, Circle for Justice Innovations, Repairers of the Breach, and the Equal Justice Initiative. An additional $70 million will go toward more immediate investments, including work in cities around the U.S. to re-imagine public safety, nurture civic engagement among young people, and fight voter suppression and disinformation and ensure safe and secure elections in the midst of the pandemic. Read the full press release here.
The New York Times reported on the investment this morning in its story, “George Soros’s Foundation Pours $220 Million Into Racial Equality Push.”
These investments continue Open Society Foundations’ history of fighting for racial justice in the United States, as detailed here, which includes founding Open Society Institute-Baltimore in 1998.