2021 GrantTank Recipients

The work these organizations are doing is changing lives, and we're honored to help.

We believe we’re stronger together. It’s why we’re proud to announce the recipients of our 2021 GrantTank program, organizations who have proven strength and leadership in the fight against sexual violence.

AnnieCannons

AnnieCannons not only imagines a world where survivors of trafficking and violence are given opportunities to advance in tech careers, they have made it possible by cultivating an innovative training program that transforms survivors into software engineers, allowing them to secure sustainable, high-income opportunities building websites, developing applications, and providing technology support for small businesses.

Through strategic funding support from The Jensen Project, AnnieCannons will build organizational capacity, provide technical trainings to frontline partners, and scale their survivor-empowering tech program nationwide with an enhanced, accelerated engineering training model implemented through a virtual platform to reach new target audiences

Eden House

Eden House seeks to create systemic change for survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation through legislative advocacy, housing, and comprehensive recovery services.

As the only facility of its kind in the New Orleans area, Eden House receives almost 100 requests per year for immediate assistance that they are unable to accommodate.

Strategic funding from The Jensen Project ensures Eden House can open and operate an emergency shelter for temporary housing and stabilization, offering survivors access to a team of licensed clinical staff, crisis counseling, safety planning, therapeutic support, medical care, case management, legal assistance, and resource referrals as they navigate next steps together. 

MISSSEY

MISSSEY is a community-based organization responding to the commercial sexual exploitation of girls and young women by providing a wraparound service model that includes a drop-in center, intensive life coaching, advocacy, prevention, and career readiness.

Through strategic funding support from The Jensen Project, MISSSEY will expand and strengthen its Thrive Program, focused the development of technical and soft skills, self-regulation, positive work ethic, and more.

A Career Readiness Specialist will support up to 100 young adult survivors in a six-week training program to prepare them for employment and job placement. MISSSEY will also provide 18-month paid internships to survivor leaders in the victim services and survivor empowerment field.

Elevate Academy, Rebecca Bender Initiative

As a program of Rebecca Bender Initiative, Elevate Academy offers survivors of trafficking a safe space to learn, heal, thrive, and pursue their dreams while surrounded and supported by a community of peers, mentors, and coaches.

Online courses are designed for survivors by survivors, addressing topics related to personal and professional development.

Through strategic funding support from The Jensen Project, Elevate Academy will scale their technology platform, expand and improve the curriculum, and implement an extension of the academy for residential programs and drop-in centers. They will strategically increase the number of mentors, offer in-depth therapeutic support, and establish a Professional Partnership Network connecting survivors with successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. 

Reflection Ministries

Reflection Ministries supports and empowers survivors of trafficking and exploitation by providing them long-term holistic resources through a multi-level and trauma informed program that offers safe housing, case management, trauma therapy, life skills development, educational and vocational training, mentorship, legal assistance and much more as they prepare for independent living.

Strategic funding from The Jensen Project will provide Reflection Ministries with a full-time licensed counselor for their campus, cover daily operational expenses, and ensure the delivery of non-residential services and support to survivors in the local community.

REST: Real Escape from the Sex Trade

REST provides pathways to freedom, safety, and hope for survivors of sex trafficking by offering programs centered on the strengths, needs, and choices of each person they serve through a continuum of care that includes housing, case management, medical and mental health services, and economic empowerment.

Strategic funding from The Jensen Project allows REST to expand capacity in their Path to Permanent Housing program by sustaining a specialized emergency shelter for women, doubling the transitional living program, expanding financial assistance to subsidize permanent housing options, and employing a Housing Specialist to support clients as they navigation potential solutions on their journey to self-sufficiency. 

Rethreaded

Rethreaded has a mission to renew hope, reignite dreams, and release the full potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business by providing a safe, supportive environment where they can earn income, develop skills in all facets of the company, and access a holistic restoration program that also includes counseling and case management.

As they prepare to scale operations and double their employment capacity, strategic funding from The Jensen Project will enable Rethreaded to transition seamlessly to a larger production facility, purchase critical new equipment and furniture, develop customized therapeutic spaces, and maintain the salaries of clinical and administrative staff for the Survivor Development Program.

What is GrantTank?

A yearly grant program, funding up to $2 Million to advance economic empowerment and housing opportunities for agencies who serve adult female survivors of human trafficking.