Grantee Profile

Ploughshares Fund

Grants to Ploughshares Fund

  • $1,000,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Nuclear Challenges

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Ploughshares Fund is a global security foundation that works to reduce nuclear arsenals and prevent their spread. N Square, an initiative of the Ploughshares Fund (PF), was established in 2013 with MacArthur support, along with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Hewlett Foundation, and Skoll Global Threats Fund. N Square aims to spur creativity in, and reinvigorate debate about, nuclear issues. This award allows N Square to expand its operations and implement some of the most promising ideas that emerged from its pilot phase. It focuses on building a multidisciplinary network of influencers to seed innovative ideas for the field, and generate new interest in nuclear issues among the concerned public.

  • $400,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Ploughshares Fund works to reduce nuclear risks by promoting arsenal reductions and nonproliferation. Through this award, Ploughshares launches a funder collaborative to bring new ideas, additional actors and broader public engagement to the nuclear field ­ the Innovation Fund Collaborative on Nuclear Security (IFC). Proposed partners include Carnegie Corporation, the Hewlett Foundation, Skoll Global Threats, and MacArthur. The IFC is designed as a risk-tolerant, venture capital approach to spark new thinking and to support atypical participants and fresh approaches to reducing the threat from nuclear weapons.

  • $50,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — In support of the Peace and Security Funders Group (over two years).

  • $75,000

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — In support of the Peace and Security Funders Group (over three years).

  • $50,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — In support of the Peace and Security Funders Group (over two years).

  • $50,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — To support the Peace and Security Funders Group (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Ploughshares Fund $1,625,000 between 1978 and 2017.