Who We Support: Our Grantees

Ploughshares Fund award grants three times a year based to the most promising people and projects that are reducing the threat of nuclear weapons. Current grantees include:

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. They will be organizing a civil society conference around the first Meetings of States Parties in June 2022.
Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
FCNL is a Quaker organization with strong links to broader religious communities including a network of thousands of constituents nationwide and nearly one hundred advocacy teams in thirty-nine states. With our grant, they are currently focused on the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), building legislative support for no first use and reforming presidential sole authority.
Women Cross DMZ (WCDMZ)
WCDMZ mobilizes women globally for peace on the Korean Peninsula through education, advocacy, and organizing. They are one of the leading voices calling for a formal end to the Korean War and the replacement of the armistice with a peace agreement. Watch a video of their historic crossing here. 


The Threat in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its use of nuclear weapons to hold Ukraine and the West hostage is unacceptable. Ploughshares Fund is committed to reducing the threat of nuclear weapons now and long into the future.

Hear Ploughshares Fund President, Emma Belcher, address the issue in a TedX Talk.

What you need to know about nuclear weapons and Ukraine - Learn more here.

Ploughshares Fund Podcast

Explore “The Shadow of Oppenheimer” with this weekly podcast produced by Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. The atomic bomb changed the world. We look at the radiation-exposed lives that exist in the shadow Oppenheimer’s nuclear legacy and how pop culture idolizes the man over the shadow.

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Oppenheimer Screening Panel | Santa Fe, New Mexico

Watch a group of panelists discuss Christopher Nolan's film Oppenheimer and the lasting legacy of nuclear weapons at a screening held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Chain Reaction: Navigating Change

For the first time since the end of the Cold War we are on the precipice of a new nuclear arms race, this time with both Russia and China. Opponents of arms control are on the attack, saying we should confront recent escalations by Russia and China with more nuclear weapons. But we know an arms...

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