As survivors, we know first hand the debilitating pain and trauma of gun violence. 

And we have met and spoken with countless other survivors who have experienced this heartbreak.

We can stop shootings before they happen.  We can heal trauma and prevent retaliation.

We can empower our community peacemakers and co-create a strong, fully-scaled system of community-centered public health and safety. And we can build Peace For DC.

What your support helps fuel:

  • $300 = an honorarium for one student for two weeks

  • $10,000 = full DC Peace Academy tuition for one student

  • $13,000 = healing circles and 1-on-1 therapy sessions for one DC Peace Academy cohort

  • $30,000 = cognitive behavioral therapy training for one DC Peace Academy cohort

  • $250,000 = one ENTIRE DC Peace Academy cohort!

Your support is very important to our work at Peace For DC. 100% of your donation is tax deductible.  The Community Foundation's federal tax ID number, or Employment Identification Number (EIN), is 23-7343119.


For gifts by check, ACH, or wire transfer, go to for instructions.  Please include "The Peace For DC Fund" in reference section of the gift.


To discuss major gifts or underwriting of a substantial community investment, including this Fund in your will, or if you have any further questions, please contact us at


Help us build our Life Transformation initiative!

Investing in wrap-around care for the small number of people at highest risk of being perpetrators or victims of violence is the fastest way to drastically reduce homicides and shootings in DC. This program costs $35,000 per person, per year, but the return on investment is greater than 44 to 1 compared to just one homicide, and 22 to 1 compared to just one nonfatal shooting!

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Become a 1st Chance Sponsor! ($175K over 5 years)

Multi-year commitments of $35,000 annually (for a minimum of five years),
can provide one high-risk client with the 360-degree care they need to put
down their guns and transform their lives. Join us in giving community
members that have never been given a chance, their first.


Let's Give Everyone A First Chance

With your investment, we can reduce homicides, treat trauma, and transform lives. We can work with individuals who are not just at risk but in crisis, and help them to stay alive, stay out of jail, and get on a path where they are not in crisis but are able to develop a healthy peaceful life, and become the next changemakers, the catalysts for peace in their families and communities.

Now is the moment.

We are at a critical moment in the District. The number of homicides and shootings continue to rise, and along with it, the number of families devastated by gun violence.  We have an opportunity to turn things around. We cannot wait.  One murder is one murder too many.

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Everyone in DC has the basic human right to live in safety and PEACE. 

We can’t keep doing the same thing again and again and expect different results. We can’t keep 
hammering away on a government heavy model for alternative public safety. Communities don’t want to be handed their public safety plan. It’s about going deeper, embracing community, powering up narrowly focused evidence-based community-powered solutions. And reaching the right people with the surgical specific care and treatment - for their trauma - for their future. 


Thank you for making an impact and being a part of creating Peace For DC.

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