Ploughshares Fund donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Ploughshares Fund in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 13 100,000 326,923 25,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 350,000 400,000 700,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Initiatives 5 400,000 495,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 350,000 350,000 400,000 400,000 700,000 700,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
FIXME 8 50,000 221,875 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 400,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Ploughshares Fund

Donor Total 2016 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006 2004 2002
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 2,475,000.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 350,000.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 1,625,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 4,250,000.00 1,000,000.00 1,400,000.00 400,000.00 25,000.00 400,000.00 750,000.00 100,000.00 75,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (4 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
The effective altruism guide to donating this giving season2016-12-28Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Cool Earth Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Centre for Effective Altruism 80000 Hours Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative StrongMinds Ploughshares Fund Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Evaluator consolidated recommendation listBiosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Global health and development,Animal welfare,AI risk,Global catastrophic risks,Effective altruism/movement growthRobert Wiblin draws on a number of annual charity evaluations and reviews, as well as staff donation writeups, from sources such as GiveWell and Animal Charity Evaluators, to provide an "effective altruism guide" for 2016 Giving Season donation
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20162016-12-14Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Daniel Dewey Nick Beckstead Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute 80,000 Hours Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare|AI safety|Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness|Effective altruism|Migration policyOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas
Where should you donate to have the most impact during giving season 2015?2015-12-24Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Giving What We Can GiveWell AidGrade Effective Altruism Outreach Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Raising for Effective Giving Center for Applied Rationality Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Ploughshares Fund Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Charity Science Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveDirectly Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and development,Effective altruism/movement growth,Rationality improvement,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,AI risk,Global catastrophic risksRobert Wiblin draws on GiveWell recommendations, Animal Charity Evaluators recommendations, Open Philanthropy Project writeups, staff donation writeups and suggestions, as well as other sources (including personal knowledge and intuitions) to come up with a list of places to donate
Suggestions for individual donors from Open Philanthropy Project staff2015-12-23Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectChloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Alexander Berger Nick Beckstead Howie Lempel Alliance for Safety and Justice Bronx Freedom Fund The Humane League The Humane Society of the United States Center for Global Development Center for Popular Democracy Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Global healthOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas. The post was originally published to the GiveWell blog

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (13 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0012016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support N Square in its effort to seed innovative ideas and generate new interest in nuclear issues among the concerned public. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.0042014-11-17Initiativeshttps://hewlett.org/grants/ploughshares-fund-for-promoting-innovation-in-the-nuclear-security-field-0/-- For Promoting Innovation In The Nuclear Security Field.
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0012014-11-17Initiativeshttps://hewlett.org/grants/ploughshares-fund-for-general-operating-support-2/-- For General Operating Support.
MacArthur Foundation400,000.0042013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a funder collaborative innovation fund to spur creativity in the nuclear security field (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Hewlett Foundation25,000.00132011-11-16Initiativeshttps://hewlett.org/grants/ploughshares-fund-for-executive-team-coaching/-- For Executive Team Coaching.
Hewlett Foundation350,000.0062010-11-15Initiativeshttps://hewlett.org/grants/ploughshares-fund-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Ford Foundation50,000.0092010-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Peace and Security Funders Group to strengthen networking, communications and information exchange among current peace and security funders and to encourage new funders. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation700,000.0032009-03-30Initiativeshttps://hewlett.org/grants/ploughshares-fund-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.0092009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Peace and Security Funders Group (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Ford Foundation100,000.0072008-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Peace and Security Funders Group to strengthen networking, communications and information exchange among current peace and security funders and to encourage new funders. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation75,000.0082006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Peace and Security Funders Group (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.0092004FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Peace and Security Funders Group (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.0092002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Peace and Security Funders Group (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.