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.
As we mark five years since #SandyHook, the National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence tonight will honor the 500k Americans killed or injured by #gunviolence since that horrible tragedy. We must #HonorWithAction. https://t.co/DTCmPrsHla
After #SanBernardino, a diverse group of CA funders came together to address #gunviolence. Their commitment led to the launch of @HopeAndHealFund one year ago. We're proud of what we've accomplished since then, and we look forward to continued progress in the year ahead.