The Franz Blumenfeld Peace Foundation was established by the late Hans Blumenfeld to commemorate his brother, Franz, whose death in the trenches of the First World War motivated Hans to undertake a life-long campaign for peace. The Foundation is administered by Science for Peace, which receives applications for financial support for initiatives in peace education.
In accord with Hans Blumenfeld’s wishes, financial awards are made for projects, whether of organizations or individuals, which are likely to be of value for general peace education. Awards are drawn from interest on capital and do not typically exceed $1000. On May 31, 1998, the total fund equity was 458539.66. In the fiscal year 1997/1998 awards were made for the following:
- $1,000 to the Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA) to conduct an Angus Reid Poll on Canadian attitudes towards nuclear weapons.
- $1,000 to the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) to produce a video on the use of war technology for entertainment.
- $500 to Janis Alton of the Voice of Women for U.N. activities and a follow-up educational event.
- $1,000 to conduct seminars on militarism in the South Pacific (seminars for the people of Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, The Solomons and Papua New Guinea.
- $1,000 to Dr. Walter Dorn for UN activities and technology for peace initiatives.