Philanthropy

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
Do you ever wonder who supports Ploughshares Fund; who are your partners in building a more peaceful and secure world? We raise more than $4 million annually from people just like you—people committed to a world where the threat of nuclear weapons is a thing of the past. Today, we introduce you to one of our longtime supporters and Nuclear-Free Legacy Society members, Mr. Edward Rawson. Read more »
Posted by admin on April 11, 2013
If you are 70½ or older and care about the work of Ploughshares Fund, we have good news for you. The fiscal-cliff bill, known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), allows you to donate income of up to $100,000 from your IRA distributions to charitable organizations like Ploughshares Fund in 2013, and retroactively for 2012, for a savings on your 2012 taxes due this April. Read more »
Posted by Samara Dun on January 8, 2013
Lisa Esherick is a painter, teacher, gardener and a person committed to a world where “everyone and everything thrives.” A resident of Berkeley, CA, Lisa is involved with many organizations, both local and international, that support the arts, education, health, food and housing, the environment and social justice. Ploughshares Fund is a special favorite. Read more »
Posted by admin on November 13, 2012
We were saddened to learn today that John Cowles, a talented business leader and philanthropist, passed away on March 17 at the age of 82. John was a committed advocate and businessman who dreamed of a safer world. And, through his philanthropy and successful career in journalism, he left large footprints pointing in that direction. Read more »
Posted by Megan Murphy on March 19, 2012
by Deborah Bain Bruce Fenton writes today in the Fenton Report about exemplary organizations like Ploughshares Fund "that are not satisfied to measure their achievements in terms of dollars given and grants made. They care instead about social impact: how many lives their charitable activities have changed for the better."  He goes on to observe that "not-for-profits that make a great social impact have something that other not-for-profits don’t: a smart strategy."  Read more »
Posted by Deborah Bain on May 13, 2009
Philanthropy