Founded in 1998, and officially registered in December 1999, priority mission of KCSF has been to strengthen civil initiatives by providing support through information, services and trainings to NGOs and other relevant civic institutions in all sectors of Kosovar civil society.
While still committed to this aim, KCSF has recently been giving more attention to the process of European Integration, by raising awareness about the EU within Kosovo society and providing information and analytical tools to professionals that deal with these issues.
The Kosovo Foundation for Open Society is a local non-governmental organisation and part of the international network of philanthropic foundations financed by George Soros. The Foundation works with government and civil society to strengthen capacities, improve implementation of existing policies and develop new strategic directions. It does so both through developing and implementing its own projects, and by supporting Kosovar organisations that require both financial and operational assistance.