A nuclear war, by accident, miscalculation, or deliberate use, could lead to as much carnage in the first few days as all of World War I or II. Billions more could be threatened by second-order effects: radioactive fallout, the collapse of critical infrastructure, and mass famine. The ensuing chaos could irrevocably destabilise civilization and send humanity down a dark path.
Thousands of nuclear weapons remain ready to launch in minutes. Recent trends are troubling:
The Nuclear Weapons Policy Fund will identify and support projects to help reduce the risk of nuclear war. In particular, the fund may support work aiming to:
This fund meets our criteria to be a top-rated fund because it is managed by one of our trusted evaluators: Longview Philanthropy. Over the past year, Longview Philanthropy has worked with top experts in the field, both in and outside government, to identify under-resourced and high-leverage grantmaking opportunities that will reduce the nuclear threat. Their team brings over a decade of experience in leading nuclear grantmaking and 30 years of experience in arms control, non-proliferation, defence innovation, and emerging technology strategy.
The fund's grantmaking will be informed by all of Longview's work, and therefore everyone in their team plays a role. The fund managers are:
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