#Enough

In the past four years, Stockton has had an average of 153 injury shootings and homicides which resulted in an annual expense to taxpayers of more than $250MM. According to NICJR’s latest report, if Stockton could reduce its gun violence rate by just 20%, that could result in a government savings of $50MM every year. READ >>

Gun violence is a complex public health issue that requires a massive collaborative approach. The Hope and Heal Fund is a way to come together as a powerful force to stop an epidemic in our state.

Deanna Gomby, President & CEO, Heising-Simons Foundation

We Take A Public Health Approach To
The Prevention Of Gun Violence In California

The mission of the Hope and Heal Fund is to harness the collective power of individuals, communities, corporate leaders, government and philanthropy to ensure homes and communities in California are safe and free from death, injury, and trauma due to gun violence.

Our Vision And Values

Our Vision

Safe homes and safe communities With gun violence claiming over 35,000 lives in California in the past decade, there is a vital need for a collaborative approach to keep our homes and communities free and safe from gun violence.

Our Values

Inclusion Prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion and transparency in grantmaking, leadership and management opportunities

Collaboration Promote and leverage collective action and lead from a place of strength to make change

Trust Follow community-led efforts to reduce gun deaths, injuries and trauma

Leadership Leverage our investments for collective action to create opportunities for change

Hope Instill optimism about the future – gun violence is not inevitable, it’s preventable

Healing Help communities heal the wounds and trauma from gun violence by taking action together

Our Story

Funders Across California Came Together To End Gun Violence In the wake of the tragic shooting in San Bernardino in 2015, the ENOUGH Summit was held to bring a diverse group of funders and community leaders from across the state together to talk about how to address the gun violence epidemic in California. The Hope and Heal Fund emerged from the ENOUGH Summit as the first and only collaborative fund solely dedicated to the prevention of gun violence in California.

Since launching in December 2016, Hope and Heal Fund has invested over $1 million in best practices and strategic solutions to prevent and interrupt gun violence in all forms — suicide, domestic violence and community violence. The Hope and Heal Fund works with community leaders and thought leaders to provide communities with the actionable data, resources and capacity to achieve success.

Brian Malte

Led By Executive Director Brian MalteBrian Malte is a nationally recognized leader in the gun violence prevention movement. Over the course of his 25-year career, Brian has led community-based movements as well as strategic political campaigns for sensible gun reforms.

Having been a successful community organizer who helped pass many of California’s effective gun laws and build local capacity, and serving as the National Policy Director for Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Brian now spearheads the philanthropic movement to increase support to local violence prevention organizations and to community advocates working to end gun violence.

Brian became one of the country’s most familiar spokesmen for the burgeoning gun violence prevention movement. He has been a featured speaker at many state and national conferences and routinely provides expert analysis to news outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, NPR and Mother Jones.

Read Brian’s Blog

Our Team

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Brian Malte

Executive Director Read Bio
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Ally Barron

Development & Communications Officer Read Bio
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Refujio “Cuco” Rodriguez

Program Officer Read Bio
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Mary Kopp

Program Manager Read Bio

Our Steering Committee

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Nicholas Bloom

Program Officer, Community Benefit Giving Office Cedars-Sinai
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Matt Cervantes

Director of Health Programs Sierra Health Foundation
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Iris Garcia

Program Officer Akonadi Foundation
Will Ing Image

Will Ing

Program Manager, Neighborhoods The California Endowment
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Alex Johnson

Program Director The California Wellness Foundation
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Holly Kreider

Program Officer Heising-Simons Foundation
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Steve Sposato

President and CEO SAS Consulting, Inc.
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Richard Thomason

Policy Director Blue Shield of California Foundation