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About the Program

In 2021, the Everytown Survivor Network launched a grant program to provide funding to community-based organizations that provide direct services to individuals that have been personally impacted by gun violence. To date, the Everytown Survivor Network has distributed $320,000 in grants to 38 organizations with a demonstrated track record of supporting survivors of gun violence in their local communities. These organizations address the intersectional nature of gun violence, with unique missions ranging from expanding access to victim services, delivering peer support and mentorship, providing workforce training, life-skills workshops and education, and preventing violence by providing dating partner and domestic violence awareness training, conflict mediation workshops, and law enforcement sensitivity training.

The Everytown Survivor Network refers to individuals that have been directly impacted by gun violence – whether because they or someone they love has been shot and wounded, or were threatened with a gun or witnessed an act of gun violence, or because someone they love has been killed as a result of gun homicide, gun suicide, or an intentional shooting, as “gun violence survivors.” Knowing that each person experiences trauma and healing differently, we use the word “survivor“ to acknowledge pain and resilience—and to recognize the unacceptable daily consequences of gun violence that are the reality for too many Americans. Learn more here

Meet the Everytown Survivor Network Grantees

How Our Grantees Used the Grants

“We held our First Annual Women Survivor Retreat, for women who lost loved ones due to gun violence. We provided mental health support, peer group support, meditation, yoga, facials, and empowered them with encouraging words of motivation. The women honored their loved ones with a closing candlelight memorial and remembrance ceremony. We also used it for stipends for our youth Academy of Child Entrepreneurship program and for items for our Ace Project Community Memorial Peace Garden, which recognizes individuals lost to gun violence. The garden is a place for survivors to reflect, nurture growth, and heal, and it serves as a peaceful place of unity for people from the community to come and relieve stress.”

Rose Smith, ACE Project

“FUDGE Foundation used this grant to hold peer support groups and host speakers. We also streamed a webinar about Trauma and Suicide. Being able to create a safe space for individuals that have been directly and indirectly affected by gun violence and allow them to share, but also be able to identify signs of trauma was very impactful.”

Dion Green, FUDGE Foundation

More About the Grantees

In addition to being survivor-focused, most grant recipients are survivors of gun violence themselves, leading change in their own communities. Learn more about the work of their organizations, as well as how gun violence has personally impacted the individuals leading these organizations.

Click on the images below to read more about each individual.

Danielle Leveret-Gallaspy
Our 3 Memorial Project
Carolyn Dixon
Where Do We Go From Here
Rose Smith
ACE Project
Gabriella Rodriguez
Drew Crecente
Jennifer Ann’s Group
Vince Pierce
LaTanya Black
Mothers Against Community Gun Violence (MACGV)
Sarah Burdine
Oklahoma Homicide Survivors Support Group
Mary Snipes
Felix Snipes Foundation
Tisa Whack
We Are Their Voices
Michelle Barnes-Anderson
Melquain Jatelle Anderson Foundation
Melody McFadden
Blessed Ministries
Sharmaine Brown
Jared’s Heart of Success, Inc.
Diana Garlington
Safer Communities for Justice
Crystal Turner
A Hand Up to Success

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Throughout the year, we offer various programs and events for survivor partner organizations and survivors of gun violence to be with and learn from one another. 


  • How can the Everytown Survivor Network Grant funds be used?

    These grant funds can be used by organizations to support program development and expansion of capacity to provide services to survivors.

  • How can I apply for the Everytown Survivor Network Grant?

    Proposals for the grants will be accepted by invitation only. If you run or work at a non-profit organization with an IRS designated 501c3 status that focuses on the prevention of gun violence and/or supporting survivors of gun violence and you are interested in being invited to apply for these grants, please contact us.

  • I am not an Everytown Survivor Network grantee, but how do I learn more about the current grantees, how grassroot 501c3 organizations support survivors of gun violence, or starting my own 501c3 organization to support survivors of gun violence?

    To learn more about the Everytown Survivor Network Grant and partner programming and upcoming opportunities, please contact us.

  • How do I learn more about the Everytown Survivor Network?

    Everytown Survivor Network, please click here and consider attending one of our upcoming information sessions! Please click here to join the Everytown Survivor Network and be invited to upcoming gun violence survivor events. If you have any additional questions, please contact [email protected] and we’ll be happy to get in touch with you.

  • Does Everytown for Gun Safety offer any other grants?

    While this page specifically highlights the Everytown Survivor Network Grant Program, Everytown for Gun Safety does have other grant programs and offerings.

    The Everytown Community Safety Fund has several different grant offerings for 501(c)3 organizations implementing community-based violence intervention programs in cities nationwide. Find out more about those grants and which organizations are eligible by clicking here. Through Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund’s Domestic Violence Grant Program, organizations across the country can access funding related to addressing the intersection of domestic violence and gun violence. Find out more about this grant offering and the requirements here.

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Tina Meins (she/her/hers), Senior Program Manager, Campaigns & Advocacy

The Everytown Survivor Network Grant Program is managed by Tina Meins. Tina is a dedicated gun violence prevention advocate, working closely with survivors of gun violence all across the country. She is also a gun violence survivor—her father, Damian Meins, was killed alongside several co-workers in the mass shooting that occurred in San Bernardino, California, on December 2nd, 2015.

Throughout her life, Tina has sought out opportunities to provide support to local communities by volunteering, working in public safety, leading fundraising campaigns and social impact projects, and by advocating and lifting the voices of those affected by trauma and inequality. In her role at the Everytown Survivor Network, she leads the partner engagement work, manages Moments That Survive, and works to elevate the stories of those that have been personally impacted by gun violence. She holds a Bachelor’s cum laude in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside, and a Master’s in Public Policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

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The Everytown Survivor Network connects survivors to each other for support and community, amplifies the power of survivor voices, offers trauma-informed programs, provides information on direct services, and supports survivors who choose to become advocates to work towards ending gun violence.