Ploughshares Fund announces nearly $400,000 in Emergency Grants to Promote Peace and Security

January 27, 2020

Media Inquiries: Delfin Vigil | Director of Communications & Marketing |; (415) 259-1247.

Ploughshares Fund announces nearly $400,000 in Emergency Grants to Promote Peace and Security

The global security foundation’s board of directors awards grants to six organizations working on urgent national security issues

WASHINGTON, DC – The global security foundation Ploughshares Fund announced that its board of directors awarded $390,000 in new grants to six organizations working to prevent war and build a safer, more secure world.

“We've dodged the [war with Iran] for now, but we're not out of the woods by a long shot,” said Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione. “The situation is highly uncertain. We want to make sure that the groups who are on the frontlines of the No War With Iran effort have the financing and organizers they need to see it through the rest of the year.”

New grants to Civic Action (in partnership with Win Without War), J Street Education Fund, and NIAC Action will provide crucial support for activists and experts seeking to build support for diplomacy and prevent war with Iran.

“What is critical in this moment is not just the actual action of preventing war, but also making clear what the American public thinks and expects of its leaders,” said Director of Programs Michelle Dover.

A new grant to the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center will aim to build bridges between the foreign policy community and the broader progressive movement, while a grant to the Demand Progress Educational Fund will promote diplomacy through policymaker and public education efforts.

Ploughshares Fund awards grants to reduce the number of nuclear weapons, prevent the emergence of new nuclear states or build regional security where nuclear weapons exist. A complete list of grants is available to the public at:

“We are enormously grateful to the hundreds of supporters who donated to Ploughshares Fund this year,” said Managing Director Elizabeth Warner. “Their strong and steady support — with contributions large and small — makes all these grants possible.” Organizations that received grants at the special January board meeting include:

  1. Civic Action (with a subgrant to Win Without War)  
  2. J Street Education Fund
  3. NIAC Action
  4. Congressional Progressive Caucus Center
  5. Demand Progress Education Fund

For media inquiries: Director of Communications & Marketing, Delfin Vigil:; (415) 259-1247.

Ploughshares Fund is a global security foundation based in San Francisco, with an office in Washington, DC. Founded in 1981, Ploughshares Fund supports initiatives to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons. It is the largest US philanthropic organization focused exclusively on nuclear security.