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 about 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 gun violence in California.

Hope and Heal: The Fund to Stop Gun Violence in California supports a combination of proven solutions and big bets on new ideas to create meaningful change in our state. We’re investing in research, advocacy and on-the-ground programs to end the gun violence epidemic. We are committed to addressing all forms and root causes of gun violence, including violent crime, suicide, domestic violence and the socioeconomic conditions that can lead to violence.


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. Mass shootings are on the rise, and 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 gun violence 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 the gun violence epidemic. Together, we can stop gun violence and ensure every California community is safe and healthy.

If you are interested in joining Hope and Heal Fund, please contact Brian Malte, 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

The 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 its partners, the Hope and Heal Fund promotes a culture of learning that matches the approach that many foundations support among their staff members, grantees and other partners.

The California Wellness Foundation
Blue of California
Liberty Hill

Wintemute Family Foundation

Sierra Health Foundation
California Endowment Fund
Heising-Simons Foundation

Learn More

To learn more about the gun violence epidemic and what we’re doing to address it, check out these resources from our members and other leaders in gun violence prevention.

California Wellness Foundation

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Blue Shield of CA Foundation

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U.C. Davis Violence Prevention Research Program

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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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Prevent Violence

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