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Preventing Gun Violence

Honoring Those We Have Lost

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Gun Policy Reforms In America

Gun Policy Reforms In America

Strengthening the nation’s response to gun violence.

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Gun Violence Prevention Program

Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Public Policies


Gun Violence Prevention Grantees

2013 Gun Violence Prevention Grantees

Find more information about grantees in our Annual Reports.

American College of Preventive Medicine
Washington, DC $239,843
For continued efforts to build support for the National Violent Death Reporting System. (1 yr)

Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Washington, DC $30,000
To support a gun violence prevention public education campaign. (6 mos)

Ceasefire Pennsylvania Education Fund
Philadelphia, PA $325,000
For continued support for public engagement projects for gun violence prevention policies in the state. (1 yr)

Center for American Progress
Washington, DC $250,000
To support a senior fellow working on gun policy issues. (1 yr)

Citizens for a Safer Minnesota Education Fund
St. Paul, MN $100,000
To support efforts to education Minnesotans about gun violence prevention policies. (1 yr)

City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor
Chicago, IL $150,000
To support a project to reduce gun crime in Chicago and to educate Chicagoans about gun laws at local, state and federal levels. (1 yr)

City of Minneapolis Police Department
Minneapolis, MN $30,000
To support a community engagement and outreach partnership to address youth violence. (1 yr)

Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
Washington, DC

To support the development of national coalitions and to build expertise on the intersection of gun violence and mental illness (1 yr)

To conduct research and training in support of a public education campaign in Delaware. (6 mos)

Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
Chicago, IL

To support programs that build statewide awareness about public policies that will improve the safety of communities. (1 yr)

For general support. (3 mos)

National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Inc
Atlanta, GA $50,000
To support the creation of a research framework for preventing firearm-related violence. (6 mos)

National Physicians Alliance Foundation, Inc
Washington, DC $50,000
To support a public education campaign around gun violence prevention. (6 mos)

New Venture Fund
Washington, DC

To support general charitable operations. (3 mos)

To support the national organizing director for gun violence prevention and a public education campaign about guns on college campuses.(1 yr)

To support a media watchdog project around gun violence and public safety issues. (1 yr)

To support the new grassroots organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. (1 yr)

For strategic planning assistance to One Million Moms for Gun Control initiatives. (3 mos)

MomsRising Education Fund
Bellevue, WA

For support of a public education campaign around gun policy reform. (6 mos)

To support a gun safety campaign. (1 yr)

Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence
Oakland, CA $150,000
To support gun violence prevention organizing activities. (1 yr)

PICO National Network
Toledo, OH $80,000
To engage religious congregations to advocate for state and national policies to stem gun violence in urban neighborhoods. (1 yr)

Police Executive Research Forum
Washington, DC

To support state-based gun policy summits for law enforcement, and a suburban Cook County firearms trace data project. (2 yrs)

To commence a project to hold two law enforcement summits in the western United States. (9 mos)

The Police Foundation
Washington, DC $150,000
To support non-partisan educational activities of the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence. (1 yr)

President and Fellows of Harvard College
Boston, MA $500,000
To support the Preventing Firearm Violence project. (1 yr)

Washington, DC $60,000 $110,000
To support public education campaigns to engage faith leaders around gun violence prevention. (18 mos)

States United to Prevent Gun Violence
New York, NY $40,000
To continue web and technical support to state-based gun violence prevention organizations. (1 yr)

The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL $150,000
For the University of Chicago Crime Lab to support a new project to analyze secondary underground gun markets in Chicago and other cities. (2 yrs)

Violence Policy Center
Washington, DC $250,000
To support research, public education and advocacy in support of effective gun violence prevention policies. (1 yr)

WAVE Educational Fund
Milwaukee, WI $340,000
To support the Wisconsin Gun Violence Prevention Project. (1 yr)

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