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Seeds of Hope is intended to help survivors further their career goals; awards will go to projects or opportunities that directly fuel survivors' personal growth and provides hope to others.

Eligibility Criteria


Seeds of Hope strives to provide support fairly. Protocol requires documentation that shows survivorship. (Examples: a recognition as a survivor leader, article or published bio, a personal short story about your experience or phone call with a mentor or a professional person of reference, a letter from a program or legal documents associated with your exploitation). If you are unable to provide these documents we are able to connect you with a local survivor leader to conduct a short non-incriminating interview that will be kept confidential.

Direct Survivor Support:

Seeds of Hope funds are intended to directly benefit survivors’ career-oriented goals and opportunities therefore funding must go to survivors or to directly benefit survivors. (Example: honorarium for speakers, consultation with a survivor, internship funds etc…)

Career Support Only:

Funds may only be used for career purposes. (Examples: education, business supplies, seed funding, paid internships, starting a business, etc.) Seeds of Hope is NOT an emergency fund. Please check out Bridges of Hope to apply for emergency funding.

We will contact every applicant with an approval or denial by email. Only eligible nominations and applicants by phone followed by an email.

Legal Name *
Legal Name
Phone *
Ex: Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Weekends Only
(If applicable)
Are you a survivor of trafficking/sexual exploitation? *
Does your project proposal benefit survivor/s of trafficking? *
What are you seeking funding for? Please provide a brief description of the project, training, or opportunity that you would like to use Seeds of Hope funding to complete.
Please let us know what the goals are for your project or opportunity. Can you specify what outcomes you are seeking? (ex: I would like to complete training to be a cosmetologist, I would like to attend the Survivor Leadership Conference in Washington, DC on May 1, I would like to write a publication or article for a newspaper or magazine reporting on trafficking, hosting a training and would like a survivor to present)
Please submit a budget for the funds. How will you use the funding? Please be as specific as possible. (Ex: Cosmetology school fees are $X, test fee is $X and licensing fee is $X, speakers fee, reimbursement for travel for survivor)
Will travel be a challenge or create a barrier to get the project completed? If yes, please briefly explain.