In loving memory of our co-founder and dear friend, the late 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. Visit the bottom of this page to make a small donation of $25, $50 or $100 to the Ginny Fund.
Ginny understood that even after sex trafficking survivors leave the life, they face many challenges along the path to recovery. The costs associated with these challenges require only small donations--for example:
$50 pays for a doctor's appointment.
$75 pays for a GED test.
$100 pays for a job interview outfit.
$125 pays for a new pair of glasses.
Though small, this support is life-changing. Through our coalition partners and community advocates, survivors can apply for small grants from the Ginny Fund to help them take these steps towards full and healthy lives.
Request a Grant
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.
Make a Donation
100 percent of every contribution to the Fund goes directly towards grants for survivors.* StolenYouth receives applications from survivors on a rolling basis, and at the discretion of the Board, grants are awarded first to those who demonstrate the greatest and most urgent need.
*In the event that the Fund’s account balance exceeds $25,000, the StolenYouth Board may at its own discretion direct any excess amount to its general funds, to be distributed in accordance with its current distribution policies.