The Open Society Foundations has announced a new round of grants through its New Executives Fund.
Established in 2013, the fund awards unrestricted two-year grants ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 to recently appointed nonprofit executives with the aim of giving them flexibility to invest in their organization's development as they see fit. The latest group of recipients includes seventeen leaders of nonprofit organizations in countries dedicated to OSF concerns, including the legal protection of LGBTI rights, community-centered civic engagement, and criminal justice and prison system reform.
Recipients include Ann Campbell and Steven Allen of Validity, a legal advocacy organization in Budapest, Hungary, that is focused on addressing the isolation, segregation, and exclusion faced by people with mental disabilities; De Anna Hoskins of JustLeadershipUSA, a New York City-based organization at the forefront of the "de-carceration" movement in the United States; Njeri Gateru of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, which advocates for legal and policy reforms designed to promote equality and the full inclusion of sexual and gender minorities; and Alexandra Llegus and Sofía Unanue, co-directors of La Maraña, which is working to accelerate the transition of communities in Puerto Rico to a more sustainable environmental footing.
For a complete list of New Executives Fund grantees, see the Open Society Foundations website.
(Photo credit: Validity)