Nuclear Issues

Grants that include any or all nuclear-related issues and initiatives (e.g., nuclear weapons and systems, disarmament, nonproliferation, nuclear security, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty). Nonproliferation and disarmament efforts aim to prevent the spread of nuclear capability as well as the use and threat of nuclear force in international conflicts.

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$45.6 Million
out of $350.7 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $50,000

Top Funders

Carnegie Corporation of New York
$14.3 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$8.3 M
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
$7.0 M
Ploughshares Fund
$6.7 M
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$5.4 M
The Stanton Foundation
$1.9 M
Skoll Global Threats Fund
$1.0 M
The Jay and Jean Schottenstein Foundation
$1.0 M
Open Society Policy Center
$775.0 K
Foundation to Promote Open Society
$750.0 K
Peter G. Peterson Foundation
$500.0 K
The Stanley Center for Peace and Security
$480.3 K
The Prospect Hill Foundation, Inc.
$335.0 K
Bernard and Sandra Otterman Foundation
$300.0 K
Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.
$171.8 K
Colombe Peace Foundation
$162.5 K
Tides Foundation
$123.0 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$116.7 K
The Minneapolis Foundation
$100.8 K
Bill and Susan Oberndorf Foundation
$100.0 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$80.0 K
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
$75.5 K
$67.5 K
The Goatie Foundation
$60.0 K
The San Francisco Foundation
$58.5 K

Starting in 2014, the Open Society Foundations’ grants data is reported by and attributed to the individual legal entities that constitute the Foundations. Prior to 2014, grantmaking from these funders are collectively attributed to ‘Open Society Foundations’.


Regional Focus

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

6% $2,764,000 15 Grants = 6%

Sample Grants

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
    awarded a grant for $49,500 to Verification Research, Training and Information Centre

    To create a database of existing legislation that countries can use to better understand their options for adopting the Additional Protocol to strengthen the International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards and to detect undeclared activities.

  • Ploughshares Fund
    awarded a grant for $50,000 to United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

    To build a sustainable channel of communication between the United States and Iran through religious leaders, and to help create political space for leaders of both nations to further engage on the nuclear issue.

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    awarded a grant for $2,370,000 to Stanford University

    To train the next generation of experts in the field of nuclear security policy (over four years).