Since its establishment in 1984, George Soros has donated between $800 million and $900 million annually to the Open Society Foundations. Mr. Soros is also the man behind the organization. The Wall Street Journal reported that Mr. Soros’ cumulative contribution to the charity over the years is over $18 billion. He plans on donating another $2 billion to the foundation over the next few years. Presently, the Open Societies is almost as influential as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Mr. Soros and the Open Societies are committed to promoting democracy and human rights.
With the continued support of Mr. Soros, the Open Societies is poised to become the leading organization championing democracy and other pertinent issues. Although the Open Societies Foundations has a presence in over 120 countries, the United States is perhaps the foremost beneficiary of the causes spearheaded by the organizations. Gays and lesbians in the U.S can now rest easy with the organization hell-bent on supporting their rights. Also, immigrants and other minorities that have been subjected to hate have solace in the work of the Open Societies. Recently, the foundation stood against a “national wave of hate incidents” that sprung up following the election of President Trump. Other notable causes that have been funded by the Open Societies in the recent past include treatment centers for Ebola victims (2014), the establishment of a center for Roma art and culture, etc, and George Soros’s lacrosse camp.
The Open Societies Work has drawn praise and criticism in equal measure. Those against the work of the society condemn it in light of Mr. Soros’ political inclination; he has not shied away from financially supporting the Democratic Party and its politicians over the Republican Party. Just last year, Mr. Soros unreservedly funded Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. He also funded other politicians over and above funding super PACs that were out break Mr. Trump’s ambitions for the presidency. Mr. Soros was convinced that Hillary Clinton would Trounce Mr. Trump, so confident was he that be placed a $1 billion bet against Mr. Trump.
However, those that praise the Open Societies outweigh those who condemn the society. The president of the Ford Foundation ranks high among the many people that have commended the work of the organization. Darren Walker does not shy away from admitting that the Open Society has been more impactful in the world even more than the Ford Foundation. The Open Society is on every corner of the globe marking a positive impact, according to Mr. Walker. The vice president of the Open Societies, Patrick Gaspard, does not doubt that the society has successfully championed progressive causes. He convinced that the organization is yet to accomplish more especially with Mr. Trump administration in place. The society has in many instances locked horns with Trump’s government. For example, the recent commission on voter fraud constituted by President Trump has irked the society. Mr. Gaspard is convinced that the commission is devoid of integrity. Other contributors such Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, believes that the contributions by Mr. Soros will put him in the center of both social and political debates, and http://www.newsweek.com/tax-cuts-billionaires-republicans-congress-709339.