Who We Support: Our Grantees

Ploughshares awards grants three times a year to the most promising people and projects working towards reducing the threat of nuclear weapons. Current grantees include:

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. They will be organizing a civil society conference around the first Meetings of States Parties in June 2022.
Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
FCNL is a Quaker organization with strong links to broader religious communities including a network of thousands of constituents nationwide and nearly one hundred advocacy teams in thirty-nine states. With our grant, they are currently focused on the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), building legislative support for no first use and reforming presidential sole authority.
Women Cross DMZ (WCDMZ)
WCDMZ mobilizes women globally for peace on the Korean Peninsula through education, advocacy, and organizing. They are one of the leading voices calling for a formal end to the Korean War and the replacement of the armistice with a peace agreement. Watch a video of their historic crossing here. 


The Threat in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its use of nuclear weapons to hold Ukraine and the West hostage is unacceptable. Ploughshares is committed to reducing the threat of nuclear weapons now and long into the future.

Hear Ploughshares President, Emma Belcher, address the issue in a TedX Talk.

What you need to know about nuclear weapons and Ukraine - Learn more here.

Ploughshares Fund Podcast

Nuclear weapons aren't just a national security issue; they are also a human rights issue. Building a safer future requires an examination of past and present nuclear policy. NukeTalk investigates nuclear weapons policy by looking at the human impact of nuclear weapons. And brings the stories of those affected to you.

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VIDEO: Chain Reaction: A Bold Future

Watch the full video of Chain Reaction: A Bold Future above! Share it with your friends, and stay engaged in the fight to reduce and eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons.

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