For some time, the Foundation had explored the idea of making a larger “impact” grant. A significant cy pres award to the Foundation last spring has provided a source of funding for an Impact Grant.
Human trafficking is a public safety, public health, and human rights issue that occurs around the world and in communities throughout Minnesota. New laws focusing on providing justice for the victims of human trafficking have had, and will continue to have, an impact on Minnesota’s legal system. In response to this impact, the Foundation has released this Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide legal services to victims of human trafficking in Minnesota.
At the December 5 meeting, the Board gave the $25,000.00 grant to Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project who will be using the funds to expand their immigration services to provide direct representation for trafficked to women in securing the appropriate visas needed to insure their safety and to increase their ability to provide legal consultation and training in all legal aspects of trafficking to all professionals serving trafficked women.