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Foundation To Promote Open Society

Organization summary

Type of Nonprofit

Designated as a Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

Category: Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations / Private Independent Foundations (NTEE)

Donations to this organization are tax deductible.

Summary charts: organization finances over time

Revenue
$677M (2022)

Expenses
$479M (2022)

Total Assets
$10.6B (2022)

Total Liabilities
$222M (2022)

Years with missing data
Source: Form 990 tax filings from 2011 to 2022

Tax Filings by Year

Form 990 is an information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly with the IRS. Nonprofit Explorer has IRS digitized Form 990 data for filings processed in 2012 and later. If this organization filed an amended return, it may not be reflected below. Duplicate download links may indicate a resubmission or amendment to this organization's original return. Form 990 data is from the IRS.

Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2022

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990-PF
Revenue
$677,301,845
Expenses
$478,664,220
Net Income
$198,637,625
Net Assets
$10,372,832,499
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions Received $0
Interest Revenue $0
Dividends $0
Sales of Assets $646,711,080
95.5%
Other Income $30,590,765
4.5%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Charitable Disbursements $491,259,531
> 100%
Compensation of Officers* $0
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so Percent of Total Expenses may add up to greater than 100%.
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $10,595,087,232
Total Liabilities $222,254,733
Net Assets $10,372,832,499
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Other
George Soros (Director And Chairman) $0 $53,398
Andrea Soros Colombel (Director) $0 $53,398
Alexander Soros (Director (Appointed On 12/5/22)) $0 $4,450
Maija Arbolino (Treasurer) $0 $53,398
Gail Aidinoff Scovell (Secretary (Resigned On 5/31/22)) $0 $22,249
Catherine Livingston (Secretary (Appointed On 12/7/2022)) $0 $4,450
Deborah Fine (Secretary (App 6/1/22 & Res 12/7/22)) $0 $26,699

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2021

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990-PF
Revenue
$2,059,390,609
Expenses
$2,405,888,357
Net Income
-$346,497,748
Net Assets
$11,470,021,155
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions Received $0
Interest Revenue $0
Dividends $0
Sales of Assets $2,047,545,894
99.4%
Other Income $11,844,715
0.6%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Charitable Disbursements $678,191,487
28.2%
Compensation of Officers* $0
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so Percent of Total Expenses may add up to greater than 100%.
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $11,756,815,565
Total Liabilities $286,794,410
Net Assets $11,470,021,155
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Other
George Soros (Director And Chairman) $0 $7,589
Andrea Soros Colombel (Director) $0 $7,589
Maija Arbolino (Treasurer) $0 $7,589
Gail Aidinoff Scovell (Secretary) $0 $7,589

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2020

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990-PF
Revenue
$1,306,781,594
Expenses
$652,770,595
Net Income
$654,010,999
Net Assets
$12,021,603,821
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions Received $0
Interest Revenue $0
Dividends $0
Sales of Assets $1,306,781,594
100%
Other Income $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Charitable Disbursements $598,968,477
91.8%
Compensation of Officers* $0
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so Percent of Total Expenses may add up to greater than 100%.
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $12,309,622,670
Total Liabilities $288,018,849
Net Assets $12,021,603,821
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Other
George Soros (Chairman) $0 $6,343
Patrick Gaspard (Dir/President (Until 12/31/20)) $0 $6,343
Alexander Soros (Director (Until 9/9/20)) $0 $4,758
Andrea Soros Colombel (Director) $0 $6,343
Maija Arbolino (Treasurer) $0 $6,343
Gail Aidinoff Scovell (Secretary) $0 $6,343

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2019

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990-PF
Revenue
$508,000,000
Expenses
$391,139,499
Net Income
$116,860,501
Net Assets
$10,320,924,011
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions Received $80,000,000
15.7%
Interest Revenue $0
Dividends $0
Sales of Assets $428,000,000
84.3%
Other Income $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Charitable Disbursements $435,610,683
> 100%
Compensation of Officers* $0
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so Percent of Total Expenses may add up to greater than 100%.
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $10,603,152,570
Total Liabilities $282,228,559
Net Assets $10,320,924,011

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2018

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2017

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2016

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2015

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990-PF
Revenue
$421,000,000
Expenses
$544,915,615
Net Income
-$123,915,615
Net Assets
$6,915,240,737
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions Received $0
Interest Revenue $0
Dividends $0
Sales of Assets $421,000,000
100%
Other Income $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Charitable Disbursements $435,066,295
79.8%
Compensation of Officers* $0
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so Percent of Total Expenses may add up to greater than 100%.
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $7,335,239,392
Total Liabilities $419,998,655
Net Assets $6,915,240,737

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2014

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990-PF
Revenue
$585,692,432
Expenses
$465,086,516
Net Income
$120,605,916
Net Assets
$4,663,452,129
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions Received $659,600,082
> 100%
Interest Revenue $0
Dividends $0
Sales of Assets $0
Other Income $7,630,000
1.3%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Charitable Disbursements $414,080,867
89.0%
Compensation of Officers* $0
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so Percent of Total Expenses may add up to greater than 100%.
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $4,986,868,744
Total Liabilities $323,416,615
Net Assets $4,663,452,129

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2013

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990-PF
Revenue
$390,573,880
Expenses
$398,433,799
Net Income
-$7,859,919
Net Assets
$2,516,824,277
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions Received $784,245
0.2%
Interest Revenue $0
Dividends $0
Sales of Assets $376,909,635
96.5%
Other Income $12,880,000
3.3%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Charitable Disbursements $382,640,801
96.0%
Compensation of Officers* $0
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so Percent of Total Expenses may add up to greater than 100%.
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $3,330,839,478
Total Liabilities $814,015,201
Net Assets $2,516,824,277

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2012

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990-PF
Revenue
$512,251,834
Expenses
$277,229,666
Net Income
$235,022,168
Net Assets
$1,390,781,505
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions Received $466,607,589
91.1%
Interest Revenue $0
Dividends $0
Sales of Assets $31,014,245
6.1%
Other Income $14,630,000
2.9%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Charitable Disbursements $259,626,121
93.7%
Compensation of Officers* $0
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so Percent of Total Expenses may add up to greater than 100%.
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $2,709,320,378
Total Liabilities $1,318,538,873
Net Assets $1,390,781,505

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2011

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990-PF
Revenue
$328,274,870
Expenses
$290,682,063
Net Income
$37,592,807
Net Assets
$926,542,443
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions Received $320,000,000
97.5%
Interest Revenue $65
0.0%
Dividends $0
Sales of Assets $0
Other Income $17,027,500
5.2%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Charitable Disbursements $249,614,663
85.9%
Compensation of Officers* $0
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so Percent of Total Expenses may add up to greater than 100%.
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $2,238,969,129
Total Liabilities $1,312,426,686
Net Assets $926,542,443

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2010

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2009

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2008

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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