Grants created to prevent the use and proliferation of weapons, including small arms, weapons of mass descruction (chemical, biological and radiological weapons), drones, landmines and cluster munitions. These grants also includes ones on preventing arms trafficking and conventional arms control. This category does not include nuclear weapons.

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Grants from 2018 are still being collected and indexed; figures will change once the data is updated.

$5.9 Million
out of $239.3 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $78,281

Top Funders

Carnegie Corporation of New York
$4.0 M
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
$832.4 K
The Skoll Foundation
$250.0 K
Ford Foundation
$225.0 K
The ARCA Foundation
$100.0 K
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$95.5 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$80.0 K
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
$60.7 K
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$60.0 K
Surdna Foundation, Inc.
$50.0 K
Seattle Foundation
$50.0 K
Ploughshares Fund
$45.0 K
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
$33.0 K
The San Diego Foundation
$30.0 K
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
$25.0 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$15.0 K
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
$7.7 K
King Baudouin Foundation
$5.2 K
The Millstreet Foundation, Inc.
$5.0 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

8% $479,005 6 Grants = 19%

Sample Grants

  • Stewart R. Mott Foundation
    awarded a grant for $2,000 to Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship

    For providing young people the opportunity to work with nonprofit organizations implementing arms control practices.

  • Foundation to Promote Open Society
    awarded a grant for $75,000 to Henry L. Stimson Center

    For the project "Toward Effective, Transparent, and Accountable U.S. Drone Policy."

  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
    awarded a grant for $112,267 to Saferworld

    For Playing by the Rules: Upholding EU Arms Transfer Controls.