Open Society Institute-Baltimore
Founded by philanthropist George Soros, OSI-Baltimore is a private operating foundation that supports a grantmaking, educational and capacity-building program to expand justice and opportunity for Baltimore residents. OSI-Baltimore fosters debate and empowers marginalized groups to help shape and monitor public policy. It also strengthens communities and families through the development of fair, rational, and responsive public systems. Its current work focuses on helping Baltimore's youth succeed, reducing the social and economic costs of incarceration, tackling drug addiction, and building a corps of Community Fellows to bring innovative ideas to Baltimore's underserved communities.