Funding up to $2 Million per Grant Cycle

Advancing agencies who serve 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.
what is granttank

What is GrantTank?

Our GrantTank program is a funding opportunity and a think tank for anti-trafficking nonprofit non-governmental organizations. By strategically partnering with organizations that work with adult female sex trafficking survivors, The Jensen Project will fund selected programs in the movement and host gatherings for leadership of chosen organizations, so they can overcome the silos common in the movement. Gatherings can lead to collaboration between organizations, inspiring new policies, and tweaks in programming to better serve survivors of sex trafficking. We only choose the best of the best organizations to participate in GrantTank, and we spotlight and promote our GrantTank leaders for their expertise in the field.

A Partner in the Fight Against Sexual Violence

Applying organizations should have proven strength and leadership in this field and require financial support to either expand or elevate their work. Note: while we do occasionally fund pilot programs, it is a rare occurrence and will require considerable demonstration of past organization success to be seriously considered. 

The selected areas of focus for GrantTank 2024 recipients are housing, economic empowerment, technology, and policy. 

The application portal will be open from February 12–March 15, 2024.

GrantTank recipients will be announced August 1, 2024.

Grants range from $100,000 to $300,000, depending on the need expressed and the individual grant extended.

Ready to get inspired?

Meet our previous recipients, organizations that have proven strength and leadership in the fight against sexual violence.

GrantTank Standards

Thank you for stepping into the fight to end sexual violence. You’re not alone. Our holistic approach empowers nonprofits with grants and gatherings.

Below are the criteria that must be met in order to be considered for funding from our GrantTank program. 

Does this sound like you?

You currently serve 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.

Your 501(c)3 non-governmental organization has been established for at least two years.

You are 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 for the better.

You have a proven record of success.

Your core mission is to contribute to the fight against sex trafficking.

You are willing to be transparent with goals, financials, needs, successes, and failures.

Your organization is located 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 at this time, we encourage you to wait to apply at a time when you do.

What You Need to Apply

Our holistic approach to partnerships requires transparency, mutual support, and collaboration.

The depth of the initial GrantTank application allows us to get to know you and your organization better.

Two (2) letters of support from other organizations with whom you collaborate. We pay special attention to applicants who already partner with former or current GrantTank partners. The support letters must speak to the quality of your work and the expressed need for funding.
Example letter of recommendation (PDF)

Pitch Video of who you are and how you would use the funding to amplify your mission. This video should be less than 3 minutes long.
Instructions on how to create an “unlisted” video

Why Video about what makes your program unique and game-changing. This video should be less than 3 minutes long.
Instructions on how to create an “unlisted” video

Completed application, to be submitted online. It will include your mission statement, how you operate, tax information and documents, funding amount requested and why, and financial statements.

Learn from Others

GrantTank 2021, 2022, and 2023 were all excellent learning processes for The Jensen Project team. To best aide in applications for the upcoming GrantTank 2024 cycle, we have shared the GrantTank 2022 Insights Report and the Application Checklist. (Note: we reviewed our learnings from 2023 and found that they did not differ much from the learnings of 2022, so the 2022 Insights Report is still relevant and helpful in this application process.) 

GrantTank Insights Report – This captures our thoughts and processes and will hopefully help highlight how to create a great application that fits the criteria we seek to support.

Application Checklist – Use this tool to ensure your organization is fully prepared to answer all of the questions on the formal application. This may be downloaded and saved for reference.

What to Expect


SubmissionSubmit your application (including a pitch video, unique video, and two letters of recommendation) and supporting financials with tax documentation as specified at the end of the application no later than March 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. CT.


InterviewsSchedule and attend a Zoom introduction and deep dive into the programmatic needs of those selected to proceed. The Zoom interview period will take place between April 15–May 3, 2024.


Site VisitsOur team will schedule site visits with organizations that are still in the running. It’s important that our team sees the same space that survivors will, if applicable, before we can feel good about our decision to partner together.


Announcement – The Jensen Project will announce GrantTank recipients on August 1, 2024.

Please note: dates are subject to change.

We're in This Fight Together

You’re helping real women, living real lives—with very real scars. You’ve embraced them with empathy and compassion and chosen to be a part of the solution. But you don’t have to do it alone. As a GrantTank partner, you’ll have access to funding and be part of a think tank of experts in the anti-trafficking field.

Together, we will end sexual violence.

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