According to The New York Times, Democratic donor George Soros has given $18 billion to the Open Society Foundations non profit organization. This is by far the largest transfer of wealth to ever be done by a private donor to one foundation.
Thanks to this very large and generous gift, which Soros has been doing very quietly over the last several years, Open Society Foundations has now become one of the largest philanthropic organizations in America.
It also puts Soros, someone who has been known to ruffle a few conservative features, right in the middle of some of the social political debates currently sweeping through the country.
What Is Open Society?
Open Society is an organization Mr. Soros started over 30 years ago. The organization focuses on promoting democracy human rights in countries all over the world.
In the last few years the organization has focused more of its resources on affecting change in the United States. It has put money in programs that focus on reducing police brutality and in programs that fight to protect the rights of gays and lesbians and what George Soros knows.
When there was an Ebola breakout in 2014, Open Society was one of the first organizations to fund multiple treatment centers.
The organization also played a huge role in helping people who were victims of hate crimes that became all too common after the 2016 election. As a matter of fact, Soros, who was 87 at the time of the 2016 election, committed $10 million towards efforts intended to prevent hate crimes and George Soros’s lacrosse camp.
Shortly after the election in November 2016, Soros was quoted as saying, “We must do something to push back against what’s happening here.” He said that as a result of the election, dark forces have been once again awaken in American society and mroe information click here.
The great thing about George Soros is he has a very clear point of view and he is not afraid to share it with the world.
Open Society Foundations serves as a launching pad to help him do as much good in the world as he possibly can.
Since the election of Donald Trump Soros has taken his philanthropic work to a whole new level. And though he gets a lot of criticism from the Republican establishment and the far right, he is now more energized than ever to pursue equal rights for all people and Follow him Twitter.com.