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.

  • Is Mother’s Day any one’s favorite holiday? We all love our mothers, but sometimes the pressure to find the right gift to express that love can be intense. To most of us, she’s one of the most important people in our lives, which is why it’s perhaps more difficult to find a gift that seems as important as she is. But what if Mother’s Day meant something more than commericialism? What if Mother’s Day was about peace?

    April 10, 2012 - By Margaret Swink
  • Last week, Ploughshares Fund grantee, the Stimson Center released a new report by co-founder and distinguished fellow Barry Blechman examining tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Iran's nuclear program and laying out options for resolution of the crisis. It's a practical, nonpartisan look at one of the most high-stakes political arguments in the news today. Ploughshares Fund gets the inside scoop from Blechman in a short interview below. 

    March 22, 2012 - By admin
  • Today is International Women’s Day, a time to recognize the economic, social, and political achievements of women worldwide. That makes it a perfect time to pay tribute to the many women making a powerful impact on nuclear weapons policy.

    March 8, 2012 - By Megan Murphy
  • Ploughshares Fund is conducting interviews with some of our first donors - recording their stories of why they initially took a risk on Sally Lilienthal’s big idea. Board member and former Ploughshares executive director Gloria Duffy interviews Lew Butler, our first chairman of the board below....

    February 28, 2012 - By admin
  • The idea of ‘peace on earth’ is thrown around a lot this time of year. At Ploughshares Fund, we’re working to make it a reality. With the elimination of each nuclear weapon, we get closer to that goal. Whether we are urging Congress to reduce the nuclear budget, bringing together American and...

    December 23, 2011 - By Megan Murphy
  • Nuclear weapons are inherently the stuff of national policy. Making change to how we think about nuclear weapons, then, requires changing the policies that surround them as well as addressing the socio-political roots behind them.

    December 23, 2011 - By admin
  • A large part of what makes Ploughshares Fund an effective organization is our dynamic, engaged Board of Directors. Board members come from many diverse backgrounds. What they have in common is outstanding expertise in their fields of interest - and a passion for a more peaceful world.

    December 22, 2011 - By Mary Kaszynski
  • South Asia is one of the world’s nuclear hotspots. Pakistan posesses the one of the world’s fastest growing nuclear arsenals and is politically unstable. India, also armed with nuclear weapons, has been to war with Pakistan three times in the last three decades. And Afghanistan, plagued by war and terrorism, threatens to destabilize the region.

    December 21, 2011 - By admin
Experts and national security leaders from Colin Powell to Leon Panetta agree that a war with Iran would be d

    December 14, 2011 - By Mary Kaszynski
  • At Ploughshares Fund, we believe that groups working together toward common goals can accomplish more than any one organization can accomplish by itself. This cooperative approach is at the heart of our new grantmaking philosophy, which we call impact philanthropy.

    December 13, 2011 - By admin