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This special collection brings together evidence and insights from nonprofits, foundations, and research organizations working to understand the full impact of firearm use and gun violence in the US. By providing us with analyses of current state and federal laws as well as valuable data on suicides, homicides, accidents, and mass shootings, these organizations seek to inform sound public policy and to curb this ongoing public health epidemic.

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The HAVI 2022 Impact Report

October 1, 2023

Explore our 2022 HAVI Impact Report for insights on:Our network of established and emerging HVIPsHAVI's work in the field including engaging and empowering frontline violence prevention professionalsOur pivotal role in advancing public policies that support community violence intervention.Pioneering research initiatives focused on public health solutions to address gun violence.Our efforts in shifting the narrative surrounding violence.The growth and progress of HAVI as an organization.

It's Happening: 2022-2023 Impact Report

July 1, 2023

The 2022-2023 impact report for Together Chicago.

Impact Report 2022

February 17, 2023

As I look back on 2022 it is impossible to conclude anything other than, this was our best year yet! From our impact in the communities we serve through Save a Life, to our legislative accomplishments in D.C., and everywhere in between, it was a banner year. And after four full years of running this organization, I would like you to join me in pausing to celebrate all that we have accomplished together.

Research Roundup: An Analysis of Gun Violence Publication Trends in 2021

February 8, 2022

Gun deaths have reached some of their highest levels ever in the past few years. The research field needs to be as strong and responsive as it can be in order to end our current crisis.We hope this review will help researchers, funders, policymakers, and stakeholders in their efforts to produce the kind of actionable, equitable research needed to help save lives.

Crisis Philanthropy: Two Responses to the Pulse Tragedy in Orlando

March 30, 2018

This article examines two philanthropic responses to the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016, a tragedy that particularly impacted the region's growing Latinx LGBT community.The Central Florida Foundation's Better Together Fund and the Our Fund Foundation's Contigo Fund, while organized and operating in different ways, looked to best practices in crisis philanthropy and, in the wake of the massacre, provided the region with resources to address both short- and longer-term needs.Better Together practiced strategic philanthropy focused on addressing systemic issues. Contigo lifted up new and diverse leadership from the grassroots. Each learned from the other while responding to the Pulse tragedy in ways that adhered to their distinct missions and values. In doing so, they made important contributions to their community and, in planning and implementation, to the field of crisis philanthropy.