We’re Working to Stop Gun Violence in California

We all deserve to feel secure where we live, work and play, but gun violence poses an ongoing threat to the health and safety of our communities. Every year, guns kill more than 3,000 Californians in places that should be safe havens. That’s why we’re bringing together a diverse group of funders around a common goal: to stop the gun violence epidemic in California and elevate community solutions that can be replicated across the country.

Hope and Heal Fund is taking a public health approach to address all forms and drivers of gun violence. We’re focused on preventing suicide, which accounts for more than half of California’s gun deaths. We’re working to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers because we know that guns make domestic violence even more dangerous. And we’re taking action to keep our neighborhoods safe so that young people can go outside without fear of violence.

Learn more about our approach to ending the gun violence epidemic.


Gun Violence Affects All Californians

Over the past decade, gun violence has claimed 35,000 lives in California. That’s equivalent to the number of students at UC Berkeley. In many communities, gun violence is a regular part of daily life. Meanwhile, guns make suicide attempts and domestic violence more lethal.

Gun violence affects all Californians and touches almost every facet of our lives – from access to good education, to economic development, to how we feel connected as communities. Before our communities can thrive, we must ensure they are safe. The success of every organization’s work is dependent, in some way, on solutions to stop the gun violence epidemic in California.

Join Us to be Part of the Solution

California needs its philanthropic leaders to step up to the challenge and support solutions to reduce gun deaths, injuries and trauma. Together, we can make a difference and ensure every California community is safe and healthy.

If you are interested in joining Hope and Heal Fund, please contact Brian Malte, executive director of the Fund, at bmalte@hopeandhealfund.org.


Donate to the Hope and Heal Fund

Help us reduce gun violence in California by donating to the Hope and Heal Fund today. To make a donation, please click here.


Our Members

Hope and Heal Fund brings together experts, community leaders and funders to support creative and effective solutions to gun violence. By sharing what works with all of our partners, we promote a culture of learning that matches the approach that many foundations support among their staff members, grantees and other partners.

Blue Shield of California
California Endowment Fund
The California Wellness Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation
Liberty Hill

Rosenberg Foundation

Sierra Health Foundation

Weingart Foundation

Wintemute Family Foundation

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To learn more about the gun violence epidemic, check out these resources from our members and other leaders in gun violence prevention.

California Wellness Foundation

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Blue Shield of California Foundation

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U.C. Davis Violence Prevention Research Program

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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

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Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

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Everytown for Gun Safety

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PICO California LIVE Free Campaign

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Prevention Institute

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Advance Peace

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