President Barack Obama will announce his proposals to reform the United States' gun laws tomorrow, nearly one month to the day of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings that claimed the lives of 20 children and six staff members. While these new proposals will likely be welcome news for gun control advocacy groups, members of these organizations know they still have to educate the public on their position.
For nonprofits that are looking to build awareness about gun violence in America, we have a new opportunity available on our grants page. The Joyce Foundation's Gun Violence Prevention Grant seeks to fund organizations which are looking to educate the public, policy makers and the media about common-sense policies that improve public health and safety.
Applications will be accepted from any nonprofit that actively engages in public policy advocacy. The board of the Joyce Foundation meets every April, July, and December, so all applications must be submitted four months prior to those meetings; Letters of inquiry are due six to eight weeks before the deadline for proposals.
More information on this opportunity can be found on the Joyce Foundation's website. If you are interested in other categories of grants, make sure to visit The NonProfit Times' Grant Finder.