|Who We Are||
The Stanley Foundation advances multilateral action to create fair, just, and lasting solutions to critical issues of peace and security. The foundation's work is built on a belief that greater international cooperation will improve global governance and enhance global citizenship. The organization values its Midwestern roots and family heritage as well as its role as a nonpartisan, private operating foundation.
The Stanley Foundation does not make grants.
The Stanley Foundation seeks a secure peace with freedom and justice, built on global citizenship and effective global governance.
The Stanley Foundation advances multilateral action to create fair, just, and lasting solutions to critical issues of peace and security.
Core Values are statements that convey important philosophies of the foundation and are used in concert with the Vision and Mission statements to guide the foundation in decision making.
About Our Vision
- All people have inherent dignity, value, and ability to contribute to building a sustainable future.
- All people deserve a world at peace where the causes of conflict are addressed and disputes are resolved without recourse to violence.
- We value and encourage a constructive US multilateral role.
- We recognize the essential roles of both the policy community and civil society in building sustainable peace.
About the Foundation
- We consider our staff and governance members our greatest assets and maintain a constructive and collaborative work environment.
- We value our heritage and future as a family foundation and nurture sustained family involvement.
- We value our ongoing role as a private operating foundation.
- We value our Midwest location and the perspective it brings to our work.
- We value our relationships with a wide range of allies to promote cooperative approaches and multilateral solutions.
- We model global citizenship in our local community.
About Our Work
- Advocacy is a core part of our programming—building support for specific outcomes that we expect to advance our vision and mission.
- We are pragmatic, flexible, and opportunity driven.
- We risk failure in order to be effective.
- We maintain a long-term, independent perspective.
We are nonpartisan, and our forums are respectful of all voices.
The foundation's current work includes specific actions toward policy change in the issue areas of nuclear security, human protection, climate change, and the evolving global system. We also support educational efforts in our community through our Community Partnerships programming. Previous initiatives of the foundation can be seen here.
In the newest issue of Courier, we share an amazing (and secret) diplomatic effort to secure dangerous nuclear material in Kazakhstan. Two ambassadors discuss how to make our world safer from nuclear terrorism. You can also discover more than you ever wanted to know about climate change negotiations and about the tension within the United Nations that makes it difficult to be efficient. Our final piece looks at the potential for mass atrocities in the Dominican Republic.
Ahead of the third Nuclear Security Summit, the Stanley Foundation produced a 13-minute video looking at what needs to be done to stop terrorist groups from acquiring enough fissile material to make a bomb. The foundation talked with over a dozen diverse and distinguished experts from the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group and the Fissile Materials Working Group to see how today's patchwork of voluntary arrangements can be forged into a long-lasting system. Watch the video.
Our bimonthly newsletter highlights new resources for knowing more about preventing nuclear terrorism as well as stopping mass atrocities before they start. We also take a look at how the shifting clout between emerging and established powers poses one of the most complex challenges of our time.
In the latest, you’ll also find many extras—from upcoming events to multimedia resources. Sign up now
This Now Showing event-in-a-box toolkit Before the Killing Begins: The Politics of Mass Violence considers how early preventive strategies by governments and the international community should build much-needed capacities within countries, and make it harder for leaders to resort to violence. It aims to encourage discussion of how future efforts might better protect populations under threat, giving new resolve to the promise of never again. Sign Up.
The Stanley Foundation publishes policy briefs, analytical articles, and reports on a number of international issues.
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