The Nuclear Weapons Policy Fund directs funding to projects aimed at reducing the probability of large-scale nuclear warfare.
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:
The Nuclear Weapons Policy Fund would have previously qualified for our list of recommendations because it is managed by the impact-focused evaluator Longview Philanthropy. We’ve since updated our recommendations to reflect only funds managed by grantmakers we’ve looked into as part of our 2023 evaluator investigations, and we haven't (yet) done this for Longview's Nuclear Weapons Policy Fund specifically. As such, we don't currently include this fund as one of our recommended programs but you can still donate to it via our donation platform.
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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