Prospect Hill Foundation: Grants for Global Security

OVERVIEW: Prospect Hill’s global security grantmaking supports organizations that advocate for nuclear arms control with the intent of eliminating nuclear weapons altogether.

IP TAKE: This small funder often provides multi-year support to its grantees.

PROFILE: The Prospect Hill Foundation was established in 1959 by Elizabeth and William Beinecke, and merged with the Frederick W. Beinecke Fund in 1983. Prospect Hill’s Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation grantmaking program supports global security organizations that work to advance nuclear arms control with the intent of eliminating nuclear weapons altogether—typically through research, advocacy, and analyzing current policies. According to the foundation, it funds organizations that “[a]dvance support for multilateral agreements and the use of existing international institutions created to limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons.”

The foundation does not award many security grants; however, it does offer multi-year funding to the organizations it chooses to support. Prospect Hill’s grants typically range from $25,000 to $50,000. The foundation awards a few smaller grants in the range of $5,000 to $7,500 each year, as well.

Prospect Hill makes grants by invitation only, and does not accept unsolicited applications.


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