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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$36.4 Million
out of $328.2 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $50,000

Top Funders

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$13.5 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$10.7 M
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
$7.0 M
Ploughshares Fund
$2.8 M
Skoll Global Threats Fund
$1.6 M
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$1.1 M
One Earth Future Foundation, Inc.
$636.0 K
The Stanley Center for Peace and Security
$519.9 K
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$304.2 K
The Prospect Hill Foundation, Inc.
$290.0 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$120.0 K
Bill and Susan Oberndorf Foundation
$100.0 K
Flora Family Foundation
$100.0 K
The Minneapolis Foundation
$95.8 K
The Robert A. Welch Foundation
$82.5 K
The San Francisco Foundation
$78.2 K
$72.5 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$70.0 K
The Chicago Community Trust
$50.0 K
The Libra Foundation
$50.0 K
The ARCA Foundation
$50.0 K
Robert & Ardis James Foundation
$37.6 K
Secure World Foundation
$29.4 K
Santa Barbara Foundation
$27.8 K
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
$25.0 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

15% $5,527,230 12 Grants = 7%

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).