What Do Peace and Security Grants Support?

  • Preventing and Mitigating Conflict
    • Escalation
      $27.2 Million 10% of peace and security funding
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      • Conflict Prevention
      • Early Warning Mechanisms
      • Small Arms/Light Weapons
    • Active
      $80.8 Million 29% of peace and security funding
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      • Arms Trade
      • Chemical/Biological/Radiological Weapons
      • Counter-terrorism
      • Cyber-security
      • Gender-based Violence
      • Mass Atrocities and Genocide
      • Military Technologies
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Building Stable, Resilient, Peaceful Societies
    • Rebuilding
      $54.8 Million 19% of peace and security funding
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      • Democracy-promotion/building
      • Gender Equality/Participation
      • Peacekeeping
      • Reconciliation and Transitional Justice
      • Rule of Law and Institution-building
      • Security Sector Reform
    • Stability
      $181.7 Million 64% of peace and security funding
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      • Climate Security and Natural Resource Management
      • Corruption, Criminality, and Criminal Networks
      • Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism
      • Elections
      • Human Trafficking
      • Militarism
      • National Security, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy
      • Nuclear Issues
      • Space

288 foundations made nearly 2,000 grants
totaling $283.2 Million in 2013

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If you can find ways to give people hope that they can achieve something or make a difference, then there’s an opportunity for something good to happen.

- Jeff Skoll

Social Entrepreneur Philanthropist
Fast Company Article

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of State

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There are amazing opportunities, no matter what issue area you’re working in, to fund cultural strategies. It just requires stepping back a little bit and opening your lens, your aperture, around your issue concern.

- Ellen Friedman

Executive Director, Compton Foundation

Photo Credit: Our Muslim Neighbor

What Strategies Do Peace and Security Grants Use?

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No-one takes the picture of the person who builds peace. It's one of the reasons that we are here, to tell their story, allowing them to get on with their life saving work.

- Dylan Mathews

CEO, Peace Direct

Photo Credit: Institute for Inclusive Security


The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We can only tackle the thorniest of today and tomorrow's global challenges, like preventing atrocities, combating cybersecurity threats, and nuclear terrorism (to name just a few), if we work collectively.

- Alexandra I. Toma

Executive Director, Peace and Security Funders Group

Photo Credit: Alissa Everett for Humanity United