Open Society Grants for Latin America

The Open Society Grants for Latin America Program – of the Open Society Foundations focuses its funding on accountability and transparency, drug policy, human rights, citizen security, and homicide reduction.

The Latin America Program addresses rights and governance issues in Latin America and the Caribbean through grant making, network building, and collaboration with partners. We focus on supporting Latin American and Caribbean efforts to defend democracy and increase governmental transparency, protect minority rights, reduce homicides, and reform drug policy.

One- to two-page letters of inquiry or concept notes can be sent to Your letter should include a paragraph about your organization and its mission, a description of the project, including a brief summary of the main objectives and proposed strategies of the project, the total amount of support being sought for the project, and the proposed duration of the project.

The Latin America Program accepts letters of inquiry in English, Spanish or Portuguese. There is no established deadline to submit them, and we review these requests on an ongoing basis.

Please note that the program rarely funds unsolicited proposals. The Latin America Program makes every effort to review letters of inquiry within six weeks. If you have not received a response from us after that time, please assume that your letter of inquiry is not being considered. Only those inquiries that staff members consider will receive a response.


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