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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

2015 Gun Violence Prevention Grantees

Find more information about grantees in our Annual Reports.

American College of Preventive Medicine
Washington, DC $214,960
To continue efforts to build support for the National Violent Death Reporting System. (1 yr)
Amnesty International USA
New York, NY $25,000
To develop an issue advocacy campaign around gun violence as a human rights issue. (6 mos)
Arms with Ethics
Surfside, FL $40,000
To support the Responsible Gun Vendor Initiative. (6 mos)
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Washington, DC $50,000
To support the national coalition. (9 mos)
Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus
Croton Falls, NY $37,500
For its Great Lakes project. (1 yr)
Ceasefire Pennsylvania Education Fund
Philadelphia, PA $300,000
For a statewide campaign to build support for stronger gun violence prevention policies in Pennsylvania. (1 yr)
Center for American Progress
Washington, DC $400,000
For gun law reform policy development, advocacy, and state organizing. (1 yr)
Center for American Progress
Washington, DC $50,000
To support Generation Progress' youth-focused policy and advocacy work on gun violence prevention. (1 yr)
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, MA $100,000
To complete a public-facing interactive resource providing real-time information on gun ownership and gun-related violence. (1 yr)
City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor
Chicago, IL $75,000
To support the City's comprehensive strategy to combat gun trafficking and gun violence in Chicago. (6 mos)
City of Minneapolis Police Department
Minneapolis, MN $30,000
For a project to address youth gun violence through enhanced community engagement. (1 yr) Education Fund
Oakland, CA $75,000
To support a gun policy accountability project. (1 yr)
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
Washington, DC $194,464
For continued work to advance risk-based firearms policies, and to develop model policy on removal of firearms from prohibited persons. (1 yr)
Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
Chicago, IL $250,000
For policy education and advocacy to reduce gun violence in Illinois. (1 yr)
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD $357,000
To evaluate the impact of mandatory background check and record-keeping laws in Pennsylvania and Maryland. (3 yrs)
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
San Francisco, CA $300,000
To support legal and educational programs to reduce gun violence. (1 yr)
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI $314,000
To support its School of Criminal Justice to evaluate the impact and enforcement of domestic violence firearm restrictions. (3 yrs)
The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
Alexandria, VA $25,000
To support two programs by and for NOBLE members around gun violence, policing, and mass incarceration in impacted communities. (1 yr)
New Venture Fund
Washington, DC $75,000
To support a gun safety media watchdog project. (1 yr)
PICO National Network
Oakland, CA $150,000
For the Live Free campaign to reduce gun violence and create more opportunities for youth in urban neighborhoods. (1 yr)
The Police Foundation
Washington, DC $175,000
To support gun violence prevention initiatives. (1 yr)
Regents of the University of Colorado
Denver, CO $13,000
To evaluate lethal means counseling programs for suicidal patients treated in hospital emergency departments. (8 mos)
States United to Prevent Gun Violence
Chicago, IL $50,000
For technical, communications, and policy support to state gun violence prevention groups. (1 yr)
The Regents of the University of California
Davis, CA $400,000
To evaluate the effects of background check polices. (3 yrs)
Violence Policy Center
Washington, DC $250,000
For research, public education, communications, and advocacy in support of effective gun violence prevention policies in the Midwest and across the nation. (1 yr)

Latest News From The Gun Violence Prevention Program


Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities

Chicago area funders joined together in support of immediate intervention to deter violence and promote peace in Chicago neighborhoods.

7/28/2016 9:32:00 AM

Joyce Foundation Awards $13.7 Million in Grants

Joyce Foundation Awards $13.7 Million in Grants to Advance Policies on Climate Change, Great Lakes Protection, Gun Violence Prevention, and Workforce Development​

In Response to Recent Gun Violence

A statement of Joyce Foundation President Ellen Alberding in response to recent gun violence.


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