GrantTank Application
Process FAQs

October 31, 2021 at 11:59PM CT. No late applications will be accepted. 

Organizations are invited to apply who meet the following standards:

  • You are a nonprofit agency who currently serves adult female survivors of sex trafficking in the United States.
  • Your core mission is to contribute to the fight against human trafficking through economic empowerment or housing.
  • You have been established for at least two years.
  • You are willing to be transparent with goals, financials, needs, successes, and failures.
  • You are seeking a two-way partnership with The Jensen Project. We are looking for an on-going relationship to help improve the landscape of sexual violence for the better.
  • You have a proven record of success.

Please note, ALL criteria must be met to be eligible for funding consideration. If you do not meet all criteria at this time, we encourage you to wait to apply at a time when you do.

No, we are only accepting applications online. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Yes, you may start an application and resume editing as many times as desired prior to submitting. Once you have officially submitted an application, you may not make edits.

We also have a printable check-list to make sure you can gather the information you need before applying. You can download it as a PDF here.

Only applications which provide housing or economic empowerment opportunities for survivors of sex trafficking will be considered. Within those categories, projects that fill the greatest need in their community will be prioritized.

While we will not advise specifically how much funding to request, we will provide the following guidelines:

  • Your request should not exceed more than 50% of the funding that is required for the full project.
  • You should not request an amount higher than your current annual operating budget.
  • In most instances, we do not desire to be your largest funder.
  • If you receive government funding, it should not comprise more than 50% of your annual operating budget. If it does, you will be disqualified.
  • Your proposed budget should include all dollars that are requested.

It is your responsibility to fill out the application in its entirety as an organization. If you have questions about eligibility, you may contact us.

Grantees who have received a grant valued at $100,000 or more in the past 12 months are not eligible for GrantTank funding.

To be eligible for GrantTank funding, you must have received your 501c3 certification on or before March 31, 2020.

You may apply for 2 or 3 years of funding, depending on your project and the specific need. This varies greatly by organization, so we cannot advise on a specific length. We advise you to be prepared to share a full budget breakdown and thoroughly be able to answer questions for the length of time that you ask for. If you cannot explain how funding would be used in year 3, don’t ask for a 3-year grant.

Our funding must be used towards women 18 years and older. If you can track and report on these parameters, you are eligible to apply.

We understand that there is not a hard switch at age 18 from youth to adult. Due to the need to define the term, we are limiting this application period to 18 and older. We also understand the complexity of gender. For the purposes of this grant cycle, female will be any person who identifies as female and who will be accommodated as female.

Yes, a site visit will be planned for all finalists. Covid precautions will be taken into consideration. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Notifications of consideration for the next round of reviewing or declination will be sent as applications are reviewed. You will be notified via email of your progress in the process. You may also check your application portal at any time for the current status. Please do not contact The Jensen Project for an update on your individual application. This slows down the application review process overall.