Partners

Ploughshares Fund is pleased to work with some of the smartest individuals, organizations and experts in the world. As often as possible, we strive to highlight the work and passions of the many talented individuals who we partner with in our efforts to create a world free of nuclear weapons.
Today is the International Day Against Nuclear Testing. It is important to be aware that preventing future nuclear tests is crucial to the health and safety of the people who inhabit this small planet. More than that, we need to make the connections and recognize that there is a whole system behind the creation of nuclear weapons that has left humanity with a toxic legacy that will persist for thousands of generations to come. Read more »
Posted by Tom Carpenter on August 29, 2013
I grew up at a time when ‘duck and cover’ was a drill routine that we did in school to prepare for nuclear war. Bomb shelters were advertised in local newspapers. All this was part of an absurd belief that the world might be habitable after Russia and the US hurled nuclear bombs at each other. Read more »
Posted by Susan Cundiff on August 2, 2013
In our recent call to reallocate U.S. nuclear spending to programs that better address 21st century security concerns, we asked people to tell us what they would buy with the $11.6 billion the U.S. expect to spend updating the B61 – a budget busting relic of the Cold War that is stationed in Europe. Here’s what a few of you had to say. Read more »
Posted by admin on July 18, 2013
When we published our infographic demonstrating that planned replacements for the B-61 bombs would be worth more than the bomb’s actual weight in gold, we were reminded that the argument had been used before – by one of our most stalwart supporters. Read more »
Posted by Elizabeth Rogers on July 10, 2013
Ploughshares Fund is thrilled to welcome Mary Lloyd Estrin as our new Chair of the Board of Directors. A long-time board member, Mary is already deeply familiar with Ploughshares Fund. We sat down with her to get her sense of where she thinks the organization should be moving and why she continues to give time to address the threat posed by nuclear weapons.  Read more »
Posted by admin on June 24, 2013
Outgoing Chair of the Board Roger Hale knows Ploughshares Fund just about as well as anyone can. He's been an integral part of organizational strategy since 1996, helping make the decision to streamline our funding areas and open a DC office. This week, Roger is stepping down as Chair of the Board to hand the reins over to Mary Lloyd Estrin. We sat down with him first to get his perspectives on this transition.  Read more »
Posted by admin on June 21, 2013
We are delighted to announce that the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors on June 17, 2013 unanimously elected Mary Lloyd Estrin as the new chair. As a board member and president of the foundation, I am excited to work with her as we continue to build Ploughshares Fund as a smart, innovative and effective force for change. Read more »
Posted by Joe Cirincione on June 17, 2013
Ploughshares Fund is honored to be on the ballot to receive funding from CREDO Mobile this year. CREDO is a progressive phone company that uses its business model to support charities like us. And we need your vote—the more votes we get, the more money we'll receive from CREDO. Read more »
Posted by Samara Dun on May 20, 2013
It’s easy to miss amid the escalation of sanctions and nuclear bravado, but EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Tehran’s lead negotiator Saeed Jalili will meet on May 15 in Istanbul to follow up on last months talks between the P5+1 and Iran. The last round of multilateral talks ended inconclusively, and it has taken a little over a month to get even a one-on-one meeting on the calendar. While no date has been set for a new round of talks with representatives from all seven countries at the table, the upcoming meeting between Ashton and Jalili provides an opportunity to begin planning for how to make negotiations more productive than previous attempts. Getting on a road more promising than the current intermittent exchanges will require a few key steps: Read more »
Posted by Reza Marashi on May 13, 2013
Ploughshares Fund has lost a friend, and the world has lost a champion for peace. Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a globetrotting philanthropist and intellect, passed away on April 23, at the age of 106. Read more »
Posted by admin on April 24, 2013