INITIAL INQUIRY FORM FOR SEEDS OF HOPE FUNDING
To be considered as a Seeds of Hope recipient you must either be a survivor of sex trafficking (with two references) OR your project must benefit survivors of sex trafficking in some way.
The U.S. Department of State states that a top way to fight human trafficking is for businesses to “provide jobs, internships, skills training, and other opportunities to trafficking survivors.”
The Seeds of Hope initiative of the Lynch Foundation for Children is a career empowerment fund for survivors of sex trafficking. Seeds of Hope serves as a catalyst and stepping stone for survivors to achieve vocational opportunities and sustainable success; amplifying survivor voices across communities on every front.
Seeds of Hope is intended to help survivors further their career goa; awards will go to projec or opportunities that directly fuel survivors' personal growth and provides hope to others.
We will contact only eligible nominations and applicants by phone or email.
Please be on notice that we will need something to show survivorship. (Examples include: a statement, call, or nomination from a case manger, trafficking service provider, or the San Diego Survivor Leader Network, or legal documents stating they were served as a victim of trafficking.)
Direct Survivor Support:
Seeds of Hope funds are intended to directly benefit survivors’ goals, therefore funding must go to survivors or to directly benefit survivors.
Career Support Only:
Funds may only be used for career purposes. Seeds of Hope is an NOT an emergency fund (for example, we do not provide money for gas, car assistance, food, hygiene products, housing and shelter, and child care). We do understand that these are necessities and are quite possibly part of one having a successful career. Therefore, if these needs are very challenging to fulfill right now, please explain here: