NoVo Foundation Announces The Life Story Grantee Partners Addressing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls Across the U.S.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

NoVo Foundation Announces The Life Story Grantee Partners Addressing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls Across the U.S.

Today, the NoVo Foundation is honored to announce the recipients of The Life Story Grants: a $10 million, three-year investment in fifteen projects that open exit ramps and close on-ramps to commercial sexual exploitation across the U.S. 

The Life Story Grants follows the launch of The Life Story: Moments of Change, a survivor-centered examination of 13 moments that can shape — or change — the trajectory of how girls and women enter the sex trade — also referred to as “the Life”.

NoVo remains committed to deepening our understanding of systemic barriers faced by survivors and lifting up the work that will be a catalyst for change. The Life Story Grants aims to support and expand the efforts of underserved leaders across the country and foster collaboration among national and community organizations that seek to address the short-term needs while supporting long-term solutions. Funding for these projects will address how systems such as foster care, healthcare, immigration, housing and law enforcement can shift and respond to survivors and their communities. 

The projects, selected in consultation with a Survivor Advisory Board, are:

The Life Story Grants prioritizes the expertise of communities disproportionately impacted by exploitation, focusing on girls and women of color, trans girls and women and gender non-conforming people, immigrant girls and women and Indigenous girls and women. All of the projects are inspired by a deep belief in the brilliance, power and leadership of survivors. To learn more please visit

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