Ploughshares awards $1 million for nuclear threat reduction

Ploughshares awards $1 million for nuclear threat reduction

The Ploughshares Fund in Washington D.C., has announced grants totaling $1.1 million to fifteen organizations working to reduce nuclear risks and prevent conflict in regions where nuclear weapons exist.

Recipients include the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which is working to bring the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons into force through new ratifications; Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation, which works to help organizations in the nuclear security field commit to racial justice; and the Council for a Livable World, Union of Concerned Scientists, Tri-Valley CARES, and Win Without War Education Fund, which are working to prevent a new nuclear arms race and build congressional support for reorienting U.S. national security priorities and nuclear policy.

"These grants reflect the rapidly changing environment we are living in, and the interconnection of human security issues, while never losing sight of our long-term commitment to eliminate nuclear weapons," said Ploughshares Fund managing director and chief development officer Elizabeth Warner. "As calls for racial justice and rising cases of COVID-19 continue to dominate conversations about safety and security, the essential work of our grantees continues, and we are proud to support them."

For a complete list of grants, see the Ploughshares Fund website.