The San Francisco-based Ploughshares Fund supports organizations and individuals working to build a safe, secure, nuclear weapons-free world. To that end, grants will be awarded to projects that promote the reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons, prevent the emergence of new nuclear states, and/or build regional peace and security.
1) Promote the Reduction and Eventual Elimination of Nuclear Weapons: The fund works to build a common understanding among world leaders that nuclear weapons are unacceptable. It helps leaders take concrete steps to reduce current arsenals and limit future ones, all to achieve a planet where nuclear weapons can never be used again.
2) Prevent the Emergence of New Nuclear States. Iran and North Korea have been the biggest threats to containing nuclear weapons. The lasting solution will not be a military one. Diplomacy and engagement — always grounded in data and strategic analysis — can solve these problems. It takes hard work and intelligence, both of which require funding.
3) Build Regional Peace and Security. Longstanding and unresolved tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan make South Asia one of the most dangerous places on earth. The fund's partners work to transform the region with fact-finding missions, on-the-ground analysis, high-level dialogue, confidence-building measures, and more.
The fund does not provide scholarships or support for the production of films, videos, books, art projects, or the research and writing of academic dissertations.
The fund will begin accepting on applications on July 15, 2018.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Ploughshares Fund website.