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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs (Grantmaking)

Ploughshares Fund

Invest in security and peace worldwide.

four stars

92.05

1808 Wedemeyer Street Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 668-2244   Web Site
EIN: 94-2764520

Board Leadership
Terry Gamble Boyer
Chair

CEO
Joseph Cirincione
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.05 four stars
  Financial 91.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1981, Ploughshares Fund has led and supported a community of experts, advocates and analysts to implement smart strategies to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.

As a publicly supported foundation, we have raised over $80 million to fund the smartest people with the best ideas. We've leveraged the impact of those funds with our own advocacy, connections, media profile and leadership. Combining high-level advocacy, an enhanced grantmaking capacity and our own expertise, we are enhancing global security.

Since 1981, Ploughshares Fund has led and supported a community of experts, advocates and analysts to implement smart strategies to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.

As a publicly supported foundation, we have raised over $80 million to fund the smartest people with the best ideas. We've leveraged the impact of those funds with our own advocacy, connections, media profile and leadership. Combining high-level advocacy, an enhanced grantmaking capacity and our own expertise, we are enhancing global security.

Financial

four stars

91.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.82
  Program Expenses Growth 10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ploughshares Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ploughshares Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ploughshares Fund (CA) 92.05 four stars
American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (CT) 91.36 four stars
Nonviolent Peaceforce (MN) 85.45 three stars
Foreign Policy Association (NY) 85.08 three stars
J Street Education Fund (DC) 86.45 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,376,041
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $165,641
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,541,682
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,541,682
   Other Revenue $872,905
TOTAL REVENUE $7,414,587
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,429,874
   Administrative Expenses $905,166
   Fundraising Expenses $1,124,217
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,459,257
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,044,670
   
Net Assets $32,951,079

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Investment in Reducing Nuclear Stockpiles $7,429,874 100.0%

Ratings History
Ploughshares Fund has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 11/01/2018 92.05 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 90.01 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 89.91 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.88 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.03 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 86.89 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 86.99 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 86.77 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 92.40 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 94.89 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 98.20 four stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 98.38 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 94.14 four stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 81.10 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 93.04 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 88.35 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 98.83 four stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 98.86 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 98.63 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-2764520
Name in IRS Master File PLOUGHSHARES FUND INC
NTEE Code Q12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$225,217 2.38% Joseph Cirincione President
Other Salaries of Note
$163,967 1.73% Philip Yun Executive Director, COO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ploughshares Fund (CA) 92.05 four stars
Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans – Beit Halochem (NY) 90.86 four stars
World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy (NY) 87.68 three stars
Givat Haviva Educational Foundation (NY) 89.86 three stars
Center for International Policy (DC) 88.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ploughshares Fund
1808 Wedemeyer Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 668-2244
fax: (415) 668-2214
EIN: 94-2764520

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Board Leadership

Terry Gamble Boyer
Chair

CEO

Joseph Cirincione
President

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