The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research is funded through philanthropic donations. The collaborative was seeded with a $20 million gift from Arnold Ventures. Additional major donors include Wells Fargo, Missouri Foundation for Health, and Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. We aim to secure further funding to support research on gun violence and gun policy.

For more information about supporting the collaborative, contact Asheley Van Ness, Director of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures.

About Arnold Ventures

Arnold Ventures is a nonprofit philanthropic organization whose core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems. Arnold Venture’s Criminal Justice Initiative aims to advance community safety and the values of equity, fairness, effectiveness, and racial justice.

Support the Collaborative

Thank you for your interest in supporting our efforts to fund nonpartisan scientific research that offers the public and policymakers a factual basis for developing fair and effective gun policies. Please contact Olivia Cao, Collaborative Grants Manager, to assist you with the gift process.

Please note, we vet and are able to accept contributions of the following asset types, with a minimum contribution amount of $500:

  • Cash or cash equivalents (via check or wire);
  • Appreciated non-cash assets or investments, such as non-publicly traded securities, privately held interests, or real estate;
  • Grant from a private foundation; or
  • Grant from an existing donor-advised fund.

Contributions to the Collaborative are made to a 501(c)(3) and may be tax deductible. Donors will receive a payment confirmation and a receipt for tax purposes.