Our journey started with the award-winning book SOLD by Patricia McCormick.
SOLD tells the story of a Nepali girl sold into the brothels of India.
Inspired by what we learned from the book, some of us went to India to visit the NGOs doing the hard work on the ground.
There, we discovered that under the direst of
circumstances and with the humblest of resources, NGOs were making a difference in the lives of these girls.
Upon our return, we realized that we have a horrific child sex trafficking problem in our own backyard.
StolenYouth builds and invests in organizations working to dismantle the marketplace exploiting children for sex.
Our coalition is an innovative collaboration that combines the strength and creativity of service providers, business, policy and legal experts, and the public sector.
Funds raised through your partnership and support enable vital services for trafficked youth, as well as research and prevention efforts. In applying for project funding, each of our partner organizations undertakes a thorough vetting process with our Grantee Committee, analyzing their sustainability, effectiveness, financial efficiency, integrity and alignment with StolenYouth’s mission. Returning grantees must reapply for funding every year.
The following organizations received support in 2020 through our Covid-19 emergency fund:
At this time, StolenYouth does not accept unsolicited proposals.
The Ginny Meisenbach Survivor Support Fund
In loving memory of our co-founder and dear friend, Ginny Meisenbach, StolenYouth has established the Ginny Meisenbach Survivor Support Fund, to carry on Ginny’s vision of supporting individual survivors through small but important grants.
Grant applications may only be submitted by service providers, community advocates, and law enforcement. To request a grant, please read our Ginny Meisenbach Fund FAQs, download a Ginny Meisenbach Fund Application, and submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOARD AND STAFF
StolenYouth Board Members
StolenYouth Staff Members
We strive to maintain low overhead to ensure that more funding goes to those that need it most.
A full list of our financials including our funding breakdown and past IRS Form 990s, are available at the link below
Annual Report for 2020 will be posted in December.