The Center on Crime, Communities & Culture of the Open Society Institute
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. The Foundations seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check. They help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.