Applying for a Grant
Ploughshares Fund supports organizations and individuals working to build a safe, secure, nuclear weapons-free world. Please read our Funding Priorities to determine if your project fits into our areas of interest.
Ploughshares Fund is unique in that we place very few restrictions on our grantmaking:
- There are no geographical limitations on our grants
- We are able to fund direct lobbying programs
- We make grants to individuals.
Please note that we do not fund the production of films, videos, books, art projects or the research and writing of academic dissertations.
If you are still uncertain if your project will meet our areas of interest, please submit this form with a brief description of your project. We will let you know if a full proposal is appropriate.
How to Apply
To apply for a grant you must first complete the online eligibility quiz, available during the next application period: October 15, 2016 – January 17, 2017. If you are eligible, the quiz will take you to an online application. Ploughshares Fund only accepts applications online. While you can save your application information and return to it at a later time, we recommend reviewing a pdf copy of our application questions before filling out the online version. If you are applying for a renewal grant, please make sure to include an intrim report with your proposal. Again, although you can save your application information and return to it at a later time we recommend reviewing a pdf copy of the interim report.
When to Apply
The Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors meets three times each year (winter, summer and fall) to award grants. The next deadline for proposals is 11:59 pm Pacific on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Proposals submitted by January 17 will be considered by the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors in Winter 2017.
Upcoming Deadlines (Application period opens one month before the stated deadline.)
March 15, 2017 for the Summer 2017 Meeting