The recent rash of mass shootings has once again reminded us of the gun violence epidemic in the United States, with an average of 11 mass shootings per week in 2022 to date, including the tragic and horrific events in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX. While there is a small but growing number of funders working to address this problem, the impact of mass violence on everyday life requires a larger call to action across the country and our region
There is a role every funder can play. Whether it’s advocacy to strengthen our social safety net, advancing community conversations on race and racism, supporting schools to better address the mental health needs of students, funding efforts to strengthen our mental health systems, or growing civic leadership, each of us can be part of this effort.
Join CCP, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island, Maine Philanthropy Center, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, New Hampshire Funders Forum, Philanthropy Massachusetts, and Vermont Community Foundation for a special community conversation on philanthropy's role and response to mass shootings and violence. We will feature reflections from philanthropic leaders in the areas of education/youth; public health/healthy communities; and civil society/democracy/social justice.