GrantTank Application
Process FAQs

We will start accepting GrantTank applications on February 12, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. CT, and we will close the portal on March 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. CT.

Any nonprofit non-governmental organization that: 

  • Currently serves adult female survivors of sex trafficking with housing or economic empowerment, have proprietary technology to advance the movement, or are working in Equality Model policymaking. 
  • Is a 501(c)3 that has been established for at least two years. 
  • Is willing to be transparent with goals, financials, needs, successes, and failures. 
  • Is seeking a two-way partnership with The Jensen Project. We are looking for an on-going relationship to help eradicate the landscape of sexual violence. 
  • Has a proven record of success. 
  • Has a core mission to contribute to the fight against sex trafficking.
  • Is based in and serves survivors in the United States.

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

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

Yes, you may start an application and resume editing as many times as desired prior to submitting; however, sometimes the portal is finicky, so we suggest saving your answers in a Word Document until you are ready to submit the application completely. Once you have officially submitted an application and received the confirmation email, you may not make additional edits.

We also have a printable checklist 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 for adult female survivors of sex trafficking, innovative technological opportunities for the anti-trafficking movement, or Equality Model policy work will be considered. Within those categories, projects that fill the greatest need in their community will be prioritized. 

No, we are only funding proprietary technology solutions that elevate the field for survivors of sex trafficking. This can be a mobile application used for outreach and shared services, volunteer communications, etc., as well as tools that assist in data collection and mapping.

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.
  • Requests should be in the amount of $100,000–$300,000 to be used over 12-24 months, if awarded.

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

Grantees who have received a grant valued at more than $100,000 after August 1, 2023 are not eligible for GrantTank funding. Please contact your Grant Manager if you have questions on eligibility due to this rule.

Yes, if the organization fits the category criteria and has not received funding of $100,000 within the last year, you may reapply.

To be eligible for GrantTank funding, you must have received your 501(c)3 certification on or before August 1, 2022.

You may apply for 1 to 2 years of funding, depending on your project and your program’s specific needs. 

This varies greatly by organization, so we cannot offer advice 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 request. 

Example: If you cannot explain how funding would be used in year 2, we suggest that you do not ask for a 2-year grant.

Our funding for housing and economic empowerment must be used toward adult female survivors of sex trafficking. If you can track and report on these parameters, you are eligible to apply. 

Funding for proprietary technology solutions and for Equality Model policymaking can be used to help sex trafficking survivors of all genders and ages.

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 and funding housing and economic empowerment models, female will be any person who identifies as female and who will be accommodated as female. 

There is no age, nor gender, parameter around technology or policy applicants. 

Yes, a site visit will be planned for all housing and economic empowerment finalists. 

A site visit or alternate meeting solution will be conducted for all technology and policy finalists.

Applications submitted between February 12 and March 15 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 the portal at any time for the current status on your application. Please do not contact The Jensen Project for an update on your individual application. This slows down the application review process overall. We will announce the 2024 GrantTank recipients on August 1, 2024.

The Jensen Project’s GrantTank program is funded by our founder and generous donors. To make a donation, please click here

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