Philanthropy

  • Transforming Thinking, Advancing Policy

    Ploughshares Fund believes everyone deserves the right to a safe and secure future. For more than 36 years we have been working to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons, to stop their spread and to reduce conflict in regions where nuclear weapons exist. From the brink of a new arms race, to...

    January 30, 2019 - By Elizabeth Warner
  • Will you help Ploughshares Fund?

    As we reach the end of another tumultuous year in US nuclear policy, the work and mission of Ploughshares Fund has never been more urgent. I'm writing to ask you to consider giving generously today. Last year at this time, North Korea tested its most powerful missile yet — one capable of...

    December 11, 2018 - By Philip Yun
  • 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.

    May 20, 2013 - By Samara Dun
  • 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.

    April 11, 2013 - By admin
  • 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.

    January 8, 2013 - By Samara Dun
  • 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

    November 13, 2012 - By admin
  • March 19, 2012 - By Megan Murphy
  • 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." 

    May 13, 2009 - By Deborah Bain
  • by Paul Carroll

    November 24, 2008 - By Anonymous