Community Conversation: How Can Philanthropy Best Support Strong, Safe, and Equitable Communities in the Wake of Mass Shootings

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
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The recent rash of mass shootings has once again reminded us of the gun violence epidemic in the United States. 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

Philanthropy has an important role to play in developing solutions to this problem. 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.


Dr. Gislaine Ngounou, Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Tiffany Donelson, Connecticut Health Foundation

Adriana Dawson, Verizon Foundation


Council on Foundations Resource Page: Philanthropy’s Response to Gun Violence and Mass Shootings

Statement and research compiled by the Funders Network

The Fund for a Safer Future


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