Fund for a Safer Future invests in organizations working to build safe and healthy communities by disrupting and dismantling the systemic inequities responsible for the disproportionate impact gun violence has on people of color.
Community violence disproportionately impacts people of color, and particularly young men. Black and Hispanic Americans make up less than a third of the U.S. population, but account for nearly three-quarters of all gun homicide victims. The tragedy of community-based gun violence rests not just in this unequal loss of life, but in the decades-old disproportionate loss of opportunities that have exacerbated the presence of violence in these communities.
- Invest in BIPOC-led organizations and coalitions who are directly connected to impacted communities and therefore best equipped to identify and lead needed solutions.
- Embrace and uplift public health strategies for reducing gun violence, including professional development for community violence intervention (CVI) practitioners and technical assistance providers
- Support vital research, advocacy, leadership development and communications strategies that are centered around community-based solutions. Support policies to secure public sector support for the delivery of proven violence intervention strategies.