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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Grants from 2019 are still being collected and indexed; figures will change once the data is updated.

$16.1 Million
out of $146.3 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $50,000

Top Funders

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$8.5 M
Carnegie Corporation of New York
$2.5 M
Ploughshares Fund
$2.2 M
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$2.0 M
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
$530.0 K
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
$380.0 K
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
$233.0 K
The Prospect Hill Foundation, Inc.
$205.5 K
Colombe Peace Foundation
$150.0 K
$85.5 K
The Minneapolis Foundation
$80.0 K
Outrider Foundation, Inc.
$73.3 K
Compton Foundation, Inc.
$50.0 K
Annenberg Foundation
$50.0 K
Jubitz Family Foundation
$47.0 K
Bernard and Sandra Otterman Foundation
$42.5 K
Fund for Nonviolence
$20.0 K
Boston Foundation Inc
$10.0 K
Catalyst for Peace
$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

11% $1,726,000 6 Grants = 5%

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).