A year ago this week, we affirmed our commitment to ending gun violence by launching the Safer Tomorrow Fund, designed to fuel grassroots organizations nationwide working tirelessly toward that very goal.

One of those organizations is LIVE FREE, a movement of interfaith groups committed to stemming the causes of violence in communities of color. In the last year of its partnership with LS&Co., the organization has played to its strengths, leveraging storytelling to effect change, deploying new fieldwork approaches to curbing gun violence, and tapping into the unique power of faith leaders to unite communities behind a cause. As the call for solutions to gun violence grows, their work is more important than ever.