Everytown For Gun Safety Announces $2.5 Million Grant Program to Support March for Our Lives “Sibling Marches” Around the Country
Led by Our Nation’s Youth, Americans to Rally in D.C. and Local Communities and ‘March for Our Lives’ on March 24; They Will Demand Lawmakers Pass Common-Sense Gun Safety Legislation in the Wake of the Deadliest School Shooting Since Sandy Hook
NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety today unveiled a $2.5 million nationwide grant program to support sibling marches inspired by the March for Our Lives movement on March 24. In the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – the deadliest school shooting since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook School in 2012 – students have banded together to lead marches in our nation’s capital and in communities around the country. They will demand that lawmakers make students’ lives and safety a priority and pass common-sense gun safety legislation.
Everytown will make available up to $2.5 million – 500 grants of $5,000 – to support organic, local sibling marches in communities big and small around the country. The goal of the grant program is to ensure that sibling marches around the country have operational resources to organize these powerful events.
Grant applications will be made available to registered sibling march organizers only. Organizers are encouraged to register their marches at www.MarchforOurLives.com/events
STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“Students are making history and demanding that our elected officials protect them. Everytown is proud to help them make their voices heard on March 24, and we look forward to more Americans following their lead to forge meaningful change to our country’s gun laws.”
Grant applications will be shared with registered event organizers and can be made to any affiliated nonprofit that will be supporting the registered local sibling march. The grants can be used to support operational needs for successful marches (i.e. permits, equipment rentals, signs and banners, and transportation).
Did you know?
Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund