The Open Lithuania Foundations was the first non-governmental organization after the declaration of Lithuanian independence. On the 17th of December 1990, the first Government of the Republic of Lithuania approved the statutes of the Open Lithuania Foundations and its mission. The mission of the Foundation is to contribute to the open, democratic civil society. The Foundation operated until 2008.
In 2017, the activity of the Foundation was restored. It contributes to civil society, education, science, culture, law, free expression and independent media. It also aims to strengthen the protection of fundamental human rights in Lithuania and Europe, to reduce all forms of discrimination and to promote tolerance in society, to strengthen communities and NGOs and to contribute to their empowerment.