George Soros is widely known for his philanthropic activities across the world. He is the founder Open Society Foundation which advocates for justice and fairness. He is also one of the major Democratic donors. According to the New York Times, George Soros in 2014 gave out $18 billion to his foundation (Open Society) making it one of the largest single funds transfer made by a single individual to one organization.The donation transformed the Open Society Foundation into the second largest philanthropic organizations in the US besides the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Mr. Soros seems to be determined to broaden his philanthropic activities ever since something that has silenced most of his conservative critics.The Open Society was founded over 30 years ago by George Soros for the purpose of promoting democracy and human rights in over 125 countries.
Over the past few years, the foundation has mainly shifted its focus to the United States in specific funding programs that protect lesbians and gays. The organization also in 2014 financed treatment centers during the Ebola outbreak. It also funded several programs which aimed at protecting the police in what was termed as a “national wave of hate crimes”.George Soro’s large funding for Hillary Clinton and other several democratic politicians has put him at the center of criticism by the Republicans and elements of the far right. For instance Breitbart, the conservative website criticized Mr. Soros for trying to promote abortion in the US. They also accuse him of undermining the European countries in terms of their borders. However, Soros insists that his organization is out to promote democracy and help the less privileged in society.
Under his leadership, Open Society has supported organizations and individuals across the globe fighting for the accountable government, freedom of expression as well as societies which promote justice and equality. According to the Forbes Magazine, George Soros and his Foundation have assisted thousands of non-governmental organization as well as individuals in different countries in a bid to promote justice and democracy.The Open Society Foundation has also allocated millions of dollars to Universities and schools for needy and bright students across the world. It provides funding for students who face discriminations and persecution either because of their beliefs or gender. George Soros is also the founder and sole sponsor of the Central European University in Budapest, a leading study center for social sciences in Europe.