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Ploughshares Fund is a publicly supported foundation that focuses its grantmaking efforts toward reducing the threat of nuclear weapons.

Ploughshares Fund is a publicly supported foundation that focuses its grantmaking efforts toward reducing the threat of nuclear weapons.

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  • Invest in security and peace worldwide.
  • Ploughshares Fund works to build a safe, secure, nuclear weapon-free worldby developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminatethe world’s nuclear stockpiles, and to promote stability in regions of conflict.Ploughshares Fund is supported by individuals, families and foundations.
  • 10,000 The world still has nearly 17,3008,0006,000 nuclear4,000 weapons in 9 countries.2,000 0 om s ea n e a na el a te ta nc si di or gd ra ta hi us is In K a Is S C in k Fr R th Pa d K te or d ni te N U ni U
  • 100 KtOne modern 15 Ktnuclear weapon Hiroshimais vastly morepowerful thanthe bomb usedon Hiroshima.
  • If one was ever used,it would change theworld forever.
  • It could happen.
  • Conflict between Indiaand Pakistan couldresult in a regionalnuclear war.
  • Iran could develop,test and sell nucleartechnology to othernations and sparkan arms race in theMiddle East.
  • North Korea could collapseallowing dangerous nuclearmaterials to fall in thehands of non-state actors.
  • What can you do tomake the world safefrom this kind ofdestruction?
  • Nuclear weaponsare controlled bygovernments, right?
  • No.You can make a difference.
  • For more than 30 years, PloughsharesFund has successfully reduced thethreat of nuclear weapons withcontributions from people like you. Strategy Network Leadership Impact
  • We do it strategically,investing money where itmost makes a difference.
  • ›› We reduce the number of nuclear weapons and nuclear materials.›› We prevent the emergence of new nuclear armed states.›› We promote stability in regions of conflict where nuclear weapons may be used.
  • Reducing the World’s Largest StockpilesThe United States and Russia still hold 95% ofthe world’s nuclear weapons. Pushing reductionsforward in these two countries lessens the chanceof nuclear accidents and opens the door for othernuclear armed states to enter the conversationof reductions.
  • Preventing New Nuclear StatesPreventing Iran from becoming a nuclear-armednation and rolling back the North Korean nuclearprogram are critical elements in our efforts tostop further proliferation of nuclear weapons.
  • Promoting Stability in Regions with Nuclear WeaponsAddressing the root causes of conflict betweenIndia and Pakistan could prevent the first everregional nuclear war. Our work supports conflictprevention in the field and also ensures the flowof critical information to decision-makers inWashington, DC.
  • Our Investment Strategy
  • Three Approaches to Investments›› We provide venture investments and seed money to new projects with innovative approaches.›› We make capacity building grants to institutions proven to shape the nuclear security agenda.›› We organize and fund impact campaigns around key policy targets.
  • Venture InvestmentsBy identifying and funding individuals andorganizations with fresh, innovative perspectivesand different backgrounds, we help new ideas takeroot and make our community more successful.Notable grants›› Funded an award winning advertising campaign by American Values Network, helping win the support of faith voters for the New START treaty.›› Gave seed funding to start a national security desk at the Center for Public Integrity for the investigation and reporting of fraud, waste and abuse within the nuclear weapons complex.
  • Capacity BuildingBy investing and growing the capacity ofestablished individuals and organizations, weensure that experts remain committed to nuclearweapons policy from the grassroots to grasstops.Notable grants›› Conceived to help existing grantees get more media attention, Rethink Media is now an essential resource for the whole nuclear policy community.›› The Arms Control Association uses its stellar reputation, credibility and access to policymakers to build political support for sound nuclear policy.
  • Organize and Fund Impact CampaignsUsing our own expertise and tapping into thenetworks we have built, we are able to organizecampaigns targeted at short-term policy goal thatwill yield long-term payoffs.Notable Achievements and Activities›› Ensured passage of the New START treaty that reduced deployed strategic nuclear weapons between the U.S. and Russia to 1,550 from 2,200 each.›› Converted talk of cutting the military budget into a serious discussion of cuts to the nuclear complex, potentially saving billions of tax- payer dollars. Strategy for the passage of the New START Treaty. • Key Validators • Media Strategy • Organize Community
  • Each investment strategy feeds into theother and multiplies all of our efforts,maximizing our ability to achieve ourthree primary goals. Venture Investments Capacity Building Strategy for the passage of the New START Treaty. • Key Validators • Media Strategy • Organize Community Organize and Fund Campaigns
  • When Ploughshares Fund started in1981, there were approximately 56,000nuclear weapons in the world. Today,there are roughly 17,300. 69%We could not have achieved thisgreat progress without the support ofindividuals like you.
  • Our VisionA world that never seesanother nuclear detonation byaccident or design.
  • To learn more:ploughshares.org
  • Invest in Security and Peace Worldwide 1808 Wedemeyer Street, Suite 200 The Presidio of San Francisco San Francisco, CA 94129 P 415.668.2244 F 415.668.2214 1430 K Street NW, Suite 550 Washington, DC 20005 P 202.783.4401 F 202.783.4407 ploughshares.org