The Alexander Soros Foundation (ASF) promotes Civil rights, social justice and education by making grants to cutting-edge organizations in the United States and abroad.

Among the foundation’s current grantees are Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for JusticeGlobal WitnessMake the Road New York and National Domestic Workers Alliance. In 2012, the inaugural ASF Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Environmental Activism was presented to Liberian activist Silas Siakor. In 2013, the award was presented posthumously to Cambodian campaigner Chut Wutty.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.


Alexander Soros is a native of the Greater New York City Area and graduated from New York University in 2009 with a BA in history. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in modern European history at the University of California.

Soros sits on the boards of Bend the Arc, which supports grassroots efforts to strengthen lower-income neighborhoods across the United States; Global Witness, which exposes and breaks the links between natural resources, conflict and corruption; and the Open Society Foundations, which work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies.

Media coverage about ASF has appeared on Bloomberg as well as in AllianceThe Chronicle of PhilanthropyThe Forward and The Wall Street Journalamong others.