Eileen Salinsky, Program Advisor, Grantmakers In Health
Gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States, with approximately 120,000 Americans injured or killed by guns each year. GIH surveyed our Funding Partners in September 2020 to explore investments in gun violence prevention. The proportion of respondents indicating that their foundation supports gun violence prevention efforts (23 percent) has remain unchanged since GIH first surveyed our Funding Partners on this topic in 2018. Similar to the 2018 findings, health funders who support gun violence prevention efforts are investing in a wide range of prevention strategies, with support for high-risk populations and policy advocacy being the most prevalent approaches. The survey results have been compiled into a one-page summary infographic.
Supported by a grant from The Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation