Your support fuels our fight for the laws, policies, and programs that we know save lives.

In 2019, we made remarkable progress in state legislatures, passing more than 70 gun safety bills in 23 states. For the first time ever, more Americans lived in states that received an A on our Annual Gun Law Scorecard than an F. We passed a critical universal background checks bill in the House of Representatives and funded community violence intervention programs across the country. We’ve got a long way to go in the journey towards a safer America, but together, we’re getting there.  

Donors

We like to say that when it comes to fighting gun violence, there is no other side. And no one understands that better than our donors.

Our country loses nearly 40,000 people to gun violence each year, a toll that is both enormous and unacceptable. Our supporters are helping us change what we can’t and won’t accept. Gun violence is not a foregone conclusion, and these deaths are not just statistics, but mothers and sons and fathers and daughters. 

Thanks to the remarkable support of our donors, we’re able to conduct research and analysis that captures the scope of the human toll of gun violence—and use that to propose effective solutions. Our attorneys understand the nuances and complexities of gun safety laws better than anyone else in the country, and they are prepared to defend those lifesaving laws against the gun lobby’s meritless challenges.

We develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with organizations that provide violence prevention resources to under-resourced communities, work to end mass incarceration, and build trust between communities and law enforcement.

The generosity of our thousands of donors has helped us do the difficult work of taking on the gun lobby and turning the tide on American gun violence. We won’t stop fighting until we’ve achieved our goal of building a safer and more just America.

Anniversary Dinner

Each year, we gather with our supporters to remember those we’ve lost to gun violence and look ahead to where we’re going.

At Giffords Law Center’s Anniversary Dinner, we honor the exceptional efforts of individuals who have shown outstanding leadership in the gun violence prevention movement and pay tribute to the victims of the mass shooting at 101 California Street on July 1, 1993. 

Our 26th Anniversary Dinner honored Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her leadership in fighting gun violence. One of Speaker Pelosi’s most significant gun safety accomplishments to date was passing H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. 

The law firm Jones Day received our 2019 Richard W. Odgers Pro Bono Partner Award in recognition of its bold efforts to prepare for a Second Amendment fight at the Supreme Court, keep guns off campuses and out of schools, and secure funds for violence intervention programs in impacted communities.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi accepts the 2019 Courageous Leadership Award at the 26th Anniversary Dinner.

Pacesetter

  • The Ron Conway Family, in honor of Gabby Giffords
  • Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Zitrin Foundation

Frontrunner

  • Jones Day
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Underwriter

  • Amalgamated Bank
  • Eve Bernstein
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Farella Braun + Martel LLP
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • James Fousekis
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • George & Candace Hisert
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
  • Reed Minuth & Megin Scully
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Mark Mosley
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Postmates
  • Jonathan Powers
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Harold Sogard and Susan Bolle
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

Patron

  • Laurence J. Bardoff & Lilli Alberga
  • Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller
  • Owen Clements & Linda Cronin
  • Hemming Morse LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Levi’s Safer Tomorrow Fund
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Oakland A’s

Host

  • Paul and Helen Chapman
  • Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • DLA Piper
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath
  • Gay & Carl Grunfeld
  • Constance Hiatt
  • Mikiko Huang and Marshall Stoller
  • David & Linda Kapnick
  • Tina Poplawski
  • Richards Watson & Gershon
  • Rogers Joseph O’Donnell

In-Kind

  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • Le Grande Courtâge

Foundations

We are exceedingly grateful to the following foundations whose support powered our work in 2019.

Giffords Law Center is incredibly grateful for the philanthropic foundations making thoughtful investments to improve the lives of vulnerable people in communities across the country. We recognize the important changemakers who partner with us year after year to continue fueling progress in the gun violence prevention movement. 

Foundation Support

  • Anheuser-Busch Foundation
  • David Bohnett Foundation
  • BOS Foundation
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Craigslist Charitable Fund
  • Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Fund
  • Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
  • Irving Harris Foundation
  • Hobson Lucas Family Foundation
  • Jewish Communal Fund
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • The Kendeda Fund
  • Lynx Foundation
  • Mai Family Foundation
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Morningstar Foundation
  • New Venture Fund
  • David & Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Pohlad Family Foundation
  • Norman Raab Foundation
  • Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation
  • Sakana Foundation
  • Salesforce
  • The San Francisco Foundation
  • Savannah Community Foundation
  • Harold Simmons Foundation
  • Solidarity Giving
  • St. Louis Community Foundation
  • S. Mark Taper Foundation
  • Andrew & Ann Tisch Foundation
  • van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
  • WhyNot Initiative

JOIN THE FIGHT

Gun violence costs our nation 40,000 lives each year. We can’t sit back as politicians fail to act tragedy after tragedy. Giffords Law Center brings the fight to save lives to communities, statehouses, and courts across the country—will you stand with us?

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SPOTLIGHT

GUN LAW SCORECARD

The data is clear: states with stronger gun laws have less gun violence. See how your state compares in our annual ranking.

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Financials

Below is a detailed breakdown of our 2019 financials.

MAKE A GIFT

Every day, the experts at Giffords Law Center work tirelessly to craft, enact, and defend the gun safety policies and programs that save lives. A safer America is within reach, but we need your courage and commitment to get there.