Sunday, July 05, 2009

Grants for Organizations Working Towards Nuclear Nonproliferation

From The Foundation Center...

Deadline: July 15, 2009

Ploughshares Fund Offers Support for Efforts Toward World Peace and Security

The Ploughshares Fund supports organizations and individuals "working to build a safe, secure, nuclear weapon-free world."

Ploughshares contributes policy expertise, engages in advocacy, and makes grants to initiatives that focus on the following areas of concern: nuclear weapons (grants to promote deep reductions in the world's nuclear stockpiles and prevent the emergence of new nuclear states, with the ultimate goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons); nuclear materials (grants to help prevent nuclear terrorism by keeping nuclear weapon-usable materials out of the hands of terrorists, curtailing the spread of fissile materials, and reducing global inventories of these materials); conflict and regional security (grants to support the transformation of conflicts in regions where nuclear weapons may be factors and promoting conflict resolution generally as a necessary approach to stability); and missiles and space (grants for programs designed to halt the development and deployment of unnecessary and unproven missile defense systems, and in those that promote a responsible space security policy aimed at preserving space as a shared, weapon-free sanctuary).

To achieve these policy goals, the fund supports strategies to build the body of knowledge and increase analytical capacity in nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, and conflict prevention; build a bipartisan legislative consensus for eliminating nuclear weapons and preventing and resolving conflicts; and expand the public's knowledge and catalyze a public movement.

The fund places no geographical limitations on its grants, and makes grants to individuals as well as organizations. The fund does not provide grants for the production of films, videos, books, or the research and writing of academic dissertations.

The fund's 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. For the fund's Fall 2009 meeting, applications are due by July 15, 2009.

Visit the Ploughshares Fund Web site for complete grant guidelines.

Link to Complete RFP

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