Funding Opportunities

This funding opportunities resource list aims to identify and leverage existing federal, state, and private partner resources to support existing local targeted violence prevention efforts and encourage further community engagement.

  • Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP): This grant provides funding to support facility hardening and other physical and cyber security enhancements for nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack, including nonprofits that support the LGBTQ+ community. Eligible nonprofit organizations are those organizations described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget includes $305 million to help at-risk nonprofit organizations prepare for and respond to terrorist attacks and targeted violence.
  • California State Nonprofit Security Grant Program (CSNSGP): The purpose of the CSNSGP is to provide funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to California nonprofit organizations that are at high risk for violent attacks and hate crimes due to ideology, beliefs, or mission.
  • Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program (TVTP): This grant provides funds to nonprofits to implement programs that will prevent targeted violence and terrorism in their communities including early prevention efforts like increasing understanding and civic engagement. To learn more about the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program, please contact
  • California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program (CalVIP): CalVIP provides funding for cities and community-based organizations with the goal of reducing violence in the city and adjacent areas. These initiatives should seek to interrupt cycles of violence and retaliation to reduce the incidence of homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults and shall be primarily focused on providing violence intervention services to the small segment of the population that is identified as having the highest risk of perpetrating or being victimized by violence in the near future.
  • Fund for a Safer Future: Gun Violence Prevention Research: The Fund for a Safer Future, a project of the New Venture Fund, is pleased to announce this request for proposals to support research that will help answer the question: What works to prevent firearm-related death, injury, harm, trauma, and to promote healing? The Fund welcomes applied or policy research proposals that inform effective prevention, mitigation, intervention, and response to all forms of gun violence and its comprehensive impact on communities. Institutions of higher education, individuals associated with institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.