Ploughshares Fund for Anti-nuclear Weapon Lobbying

Ploughshares Fund is a public 501(c)(3) foundation, engaged in an aggressive strategy to achieve a safe, secure, nuclear weapon-free world.  Combining high-level advocacy, an enhanced grant making capacity and expertise.


Ploughshares Fund is the largest grant making foundation in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to security and peace funding.  For more than 25 years they have identified and supported the best ideas for preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons and building stability in regions where nuclear weapons may be factors.


Ploughshares Fund policy initiatives:

·        Promote the elimination of nuclear weapons

·        Prevent the emergence of new nuclear states

·        Build regional peace and stability


Ploughshares Fund enables NGOs to:

·        Produce pivotal independent analyses

·        Inform and influence decision makers

·        Build a bipartisan legislative consensus for eliminating nuclear weapons

·        Expand the public's knowledge and catalyze public support


Criteria –


·        There are no geographical limitations on Ploughshares Fund

·        Ploughshares Fund supports  direct lobbying programs

·        Ploughshares Fund does not fund the production of films, videos, books or the research and writing of academic dissertations


When to Apply

The Board of Directors meets three times each year to award grants. Ploughshares Fund staff may also consider requests for emergency funding on a discretionary basis.


The next deadline for proposals is March 15, 2011.


Submission Requirements

·        Send all inquiries and proposals to

·        Ploughshares Fund accept proposals submitted via email ONLY

·        Proposals submitted by U.S. mail or Federal Express will not be accepted unless authorized by Ploughshares Fund staff prior to the submission deadline

·        Do not send multiple copies or large attachments that exceed 2MB in size


Note - Ploughshares Fund will allow supporting materials to be submitted separately after the core proposal is received. Please note that any additional materials you send must be received within five days of the deadline.


Ploughshares Fund

1808 Wedemeyer St., Suite 200

The Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA  94123


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