Violence can can take many forms, from interpersonal, gun violence and school shootings, digital harassment, to bullying. Our communities, families, friend groups, and relationships that are impacted by violence need safe spaces and victim advocates.

Violence is the intentional use of physical force or power—threatened or actual—against oneself, another person, or against a group or community—that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation.
(Source: Center for Disease Control)

Community project applications in this category should offer strategies such as addressing effects of violence on the health and well-being of victims and survivors, and to provide or offer support, resources, and referrals to assistance.

Examples of Activities:
  • Youth violence education and prevention programs
  • Referrals and resource assistance for victims of interpersonal violence
  • Naming types of violence and creating an awareness campaign