The Peace and Security Funding Index

 

The The Peace and Security Funding Index,  published by the Peace and Security Funders Group maps peace and security grants.  It shows what topics and types of projects are being funded by whom and where. The current index has data for 2016; data is also available going back to 2012. 

While this is very useful data (particularly for people and organization seeking grants, the overview on the homepage is still striking.  It states "336 foundations made 2,908 grants totally 350 Million in 2015.  Compare this to Sipri's estimate of 2015 world military expenditures of about $1600 BILLION.  Do societal priorities need to change?  I (Heidi Burgess) would argue that all have a role in advocating for a major change--increasing peace and security funding and diminishing military funding.