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 Justice, Global Witness, Make 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.
A native of New York City, Alexander Soros graduated from New York University in 2009 with a BA in history and is currently pursuing a doctorate in modern European history at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. 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; the Gordon Parks Foundation, which permanently preserves the work of photographer Gordon Parks and supports educational and artistic activities aligned with Mr. Parks’s values; and the Open Society Foundations, which work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies. His op-eds have appeared in Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Trust.org, The Miami Herald, Politico and The Guardian.
Mr. Soros is the founder of The Alexander Soros Foundation, an organization promoting civil rights, social justice and education by making grants to cutting-edge organizations in the United States and abroad. Media coverage about ASF has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Alliance Magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Forward and elsewhere.