Peace and Security Funders Group

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The Peace and Security Funders Group was created in 1999 and according to its website, "is an association of private and public foundations, operating foundations, charitable trusts, grantmaking programs, and individual philanthropists who make grants or expenditures that contribute to peace and global security. Our purpose is to enhance the effectiveness of philanthropic activity across this broad area of shared interests and commitments." [1]

The organization is composed of the following entities according to its website. [2]

Steering Committee

Accessed August 2009: [1]

  • Co-Chair - Naila Bolus, Executive Director, Ploughshares Fund
  • Co-Chair - Conrad Martin, Executive Director, Stewart Mott Charitable Trust
  • Edith Eddy, Executive Director, Compton Foundation
  • Nandini Merz, Executive Director, Colombe Foundation
  • Carl Robichaud, Program Officer, International Peace and Security, Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • George Vickers, Director of International Operations, Open Society Institute
  • Cora Weiss, President, Samuel Rubin Foundation

Contact Information and Website

  • Katherine Magraw, Director
  • Peace and Security Funders Group
  • 7 Elliewood Avenue
  • Third Floor
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Tel: (434) 989-1514
  • Email: kmagraw (at)
  • Website:

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Steering Committee, Peace and Security Funders Group, accessed August 24, 2009.

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