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DAO Reopens Violence Prevention Grant Application (3/17)

District Attorney Larry Krasner and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Community Engagement team today announced the reopening of the application process for the DAO’s Violence Prevention Grant Initiative as the city heads toward the Spring and Summer months of 2023 — a time of year in which gun violence, and the tragedy that accompanies this public health and safety problem, typically increases. The Philadelphia Foundation, in partnership with the DAO, has awarded nearly one million dollars in violence prevention funding to dozens of local community-based 501 (c)(3) organizations since May of 2021. The Foundation intends to award $250,000 in additional grant funding during this latest round.

Grants range in size from $2,500 to $50,000. Priority will be given to:

  1. Programs that focus on violence prevention and gun violence reduction

  2. Organizations with annual operating budgets under $1 million

The application deadline is Friday, March 17th. Learn more and apply here. These funds were obtained through the DAO’s lawful and appropriate use of civil asset forfeiture. To begin the application process, interested community nonprofit organizations should contact the Philadelphia Foundation at

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