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The Open Society Fund Prague supports the development of an open society and promotes systemic changes that help to strengthen democracy in the Czech Republic. We encourage non-governmental non-profit organizations, civic initiatives, and individuals to actively influence conditions in their region and in their country. Through open calls for proposals we distributes grants for promoting transparency and effectiveness of public administration, equal chances to education for all children, equal opportunities for women and men and as well as prevention and help for the victims of domestic violence.

Since 1992 we distributed more than 1.38 billion crowns for more than 9,400 projects.

Currently we are running the following main grant programs:

Since 1992 we introduced numerous new concepts to the Czech Republic. In the 1990s, the foundation supported the creation and growth of palliative care centers. It also introduced the concept of watchdog organizations engaged in defending the public’s interests, and it works to promote the concept of inclusive education.

We promote NGO cooperation and networking recognizing the power of joint citizen action. For example in 2013 we initiated the Reconstruction of the State. It is a joint program of anti-corruption organizations, deputies and senators, a number of renowned experts, members of the business community, chambers and associations, and active citizens with a clear and specific goal—the adoption of nine concrete anti-corruption laws.