Guns Down, Inc. was one of two JAR Amplify Your Impact pilot year grant prize winners. The AYI grant supports emerging high-potential local nonprofits whose missions align with one of the three JAR program areas: youth and education, criminal justice, and neighborhoods. The grant program includes a one-time cash award and media connections and workshops with JAR’s partner companies.
Guns Down, Inc. is located in Crowns Heights, Brooklyn, and works in Brownsville, where gun violence is prevalent. It’s primary objective is to save lives. Guns Down, Inc. works to reduce the cycle of gun-related crimes through education and economic empowerment, and with the formerly incarcerated to rebuild their lives after serving time.