Ploughshares Fund

  • Ploughshares Fund names Dr. Emma Belcher as next Foundation President

    Global security foundation Ploughshares Fund announces today the appointment of Dr. Emma Belcher as its new president. Belcher becomes only the third president in the nearly 40 year history of Ploughshares Fund, following the planned retirement of Joe Cirincione who served in the role since...

    June 1, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Retirement of Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione

    Today we announce the planned retirement of Ploughshares Fund president and longtime national security expert, Joseph Cirincione. The Ploughshares Fund board of directors is actively engaged in a search to select the global security foundation's next president, with an appointment scheduled to...

    February 3, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Over $1 Million in Grants to Stop Nuclear Threats

    The Ploughshares Fund board of directors recently awarded $1.1 million in new grants to 15 organizations working to reduce nuclear risks and prevent conflict in regions where nuclear weapons exist. "These grants reflect the rapidly changing environment we are living in, and the interconnection...

    July 2, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins joins Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors

    Ploughshares Fund is proud to welcome Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins as the newest member of its board of directors. Globally recognized for her diplomatic leadership in the international security field, and for her ability to break down communication barriers, Amb. Jenkins brings a much appreciated...

    June 15, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The Presidential Vision Fund

    For nearly 40 years, Ploughshares Fund has been working to reduce global nuclear arsenals, convince countries to give up their nuclear weapons and support the best analysts and activists in the world. In 2008, following the passing of our founder Sally Lilienthal, Joe Cirincione became only the...

    April 29, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Honoring the Life of Mary Lloyd Estrin

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Lloyd Estrin, Chair Emeritus of the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors. She passed away peacefully in April of 2020, following a long illness. "Mary leaves behind a remarkable legacy," said Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares...

    April 28, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • All Good Things

    In a special episode of Press The Button, we announce the planned retirement of Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione. “I'm going to step down as the president of Ploughshares Fund effective July 1st,” Cirincione told co-host Michelle Dover. “It's been a great thirteen years here...

    February 3, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Ploughshares Fund sets record straight on false statement from Secretary of State Michael Pompeo

    As part of Ploughshares Fund’s mission to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, we have long funded efforts to constrain and roll back nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran. This includes the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the diplomatic agreement signed by the United States,...

    January 30, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • $400,000 in Emergency Grants to Promote Peace and Security

    The Ploughshares Fund board of directors recently 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...

    January 27, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • We don't have to live in fear of nuclear weapons

    As both an Anglican priest and as a Ploughshares Fund board member committed to the elimination of nuclear weapons, I think a lot about the moral aspect of the issue. And after two decades of activism in this space, I’m convinced the essential moral questions around nuclear weapons aren’t...

    January 8, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund