Hope. Heal.

We must not lose sight of the focus of the protests. It is time for systemic change and racial equity. We all must do our part, including philanthropy. Please see recent blog on racial equity, by Program Officer, Cuco Rodriguez.

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The challenges presented by gun violence in California are significant. But so, too, are the opportunities for like-minded partners to achieve a meaningful impact on this issue.

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Acknowledgments

We are honored to feature original and authentic photos on our website from renowned photographer, Joe Quint. Since 2014, Joe Quint has been traveling the nation to photograph and bear witness to the diverse stories of gun-related violence, grief, and trauma. The result is a widely-exhibited documentary photography project titled, “It Takes Us: Stories of Gun Violence from Across America.” By sharing the faces and intimate stories of those affected by our country’s gun violence epidemic, Joe works to honor his subjects and inspire audiences to take action. To learn more about Joe and his work, please contact him at joe@ittakesus.org.

Additional photographs provided by Bryan Patrick Photography, Andrew Miller, and Greg Bartlett @shinyfilms. Website design by Jen Brower Design and development by Digital Marvel.

Hope and Heal Fund, c/o New Venture Fund
1201 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Hope and Heal Fund is housed at the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) that conducts public-interest projects and provides professional insight and support to institutions and individuals seeking to learn together and foster change through strategic philanthropy. NVF helps donors and social entrepreneurs launch new projects quickly and effectively, collaborate and learn together and develop high-impact grant-making programs. The fund will benefit from NVF’s human-resources support, accounting and financial management, grants and contract management and compliance oversight, freeing donors to focus on the mission of stopping gun violence in California. Start-up and administrative costs for the fund to stop gun violence have been underwritten with a leadership gift by The California Wellness Foundation. Learn more about the NVF at newventurefund.org.