Ploughshares Fund

  • Lisa Esherick is a painter, teacher, gardener and a person committed to a world where “everyone and everything thrives.” A resident of Berkeley, CA, Lisa is involved with many organizations, both local and international, that support the arts, education, health, food and housing, the environment

    November 13, 2012 - By admin
  • In the wake of last week's election, pundits and politicians alike are starting to think about what the next four years may hold.

    November 12, 2012 - By admin
  • It's not easy to know how much our nation pays for our nuclear weapons programs. There is no official nuclear weapons budget. Instead, government spending accounts are often opaque, poorly defined and always spread out over several government agencies.

    October 7, 2012 - By admin
  • Everyone’s talking about the negotiations in Baghdad.

    May 23, 2012 - By Margaret Swink
  • Is Mother’s Day any one’s favorite holiday? We all love our mothers, but sometimes the pressure to find the right gift to express that love can be intense. To most of us, she’s one of the most important people in our lives, which is why it’s perhaps more difficult to find a gift that seems as important as she is. But what if Mother’s Day meant something more than commericialism? What if Mother’s Day was about peace?

    April 10, 2012 - By Margaret Swink
  • The idea of ‘peace on earth’ is thrown around a lot this time of year. At Ploughshares Fund, we’re working to make it a reality. With the elimination of each nuclear weapon, we get closer to that goal. Whether we are urging Congress to reduce the nuclear budget, bringing together American and...

    December 23, 2011 - By Megan Murphy
  • December 8, 2011 - By Megan Murphy
  • December 8, 2011 - By admin
  • In honor of our 30th anniversary year, Ploughshares Fund is conducting interviews with some of our first donors - recording their stories of why they initially took a risk on Sally Lilienthal’s big idea. Board member and former Ploughshares Fund executive director Dr. Gloria Duffy interviews Paul Sack below. The interview has been edited and condensed for space.

    October 27, 2011 - By admin
  • The passage of major legislation during a lame duck session of Congress is a rare and interesting phenomenon. In the past year, it’s happened twice. In both instances, philanthropy played a vital role in pushing through victories on controversial, long-stalled policy issues.

    October 20, 2011 - By Samara Dun