Online Program

Grant Makers Roundtable: A national funder collaborative for gun violence prevention

Monday, November 4, 2013

Nina Vinik, JD, Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL
Joshua Horwitz, JD, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, Washington, DC
Gun violence, including homicides, suicides, accidents and nonfatal shootings, claims more than 100,000 victims in the U.S. every year. Despite the magnitude of this public health challenge, public health researchers and advocates have long struggled to raise money to support gun violence prevention efforts. Similarly, funders interested in working collaboratively on this issue did not have a place to share information and strategies with their peers. However, a new funders' collaborative, the Fund for a Safer Future, offers funders a place to learn from one another and from outside experts, focus on strategic grant making, and leverage resources for a greater collective impact. Grantees benefit from access to new resources and an informed community of funders. Recent projects supported by the Fund include an expert convening on the issue of mental health and gun violence, research on secondary gun markets, and state-based organizing. The roundtable would inform public health grant makers, donors, non-profits and community partners about opportunities to collaborate on the issue of gun violence prevention.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the Fund for a Safer Future as a vehicle for grant makers to collaborate on efforts to reduce gun violence, including its participants, goals, grant making strategies and accomplishments.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Ms. Vinik is one of the country’s leading legal and policy thinkers on the issue of gun violence prevention. She manages the Foundation’s grant making to support evidence-based policies and practices to reduce gun death and injury in the United States.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.