Grants awarded to prevent sex trafficking and support positive youth-adult relationships



The Carlson Family Foundation is pleased to announce 2022 grants awarded for:

  • Sex Trafficking Prevention
  • Constellation: K-12 Schools and Parents & Caregivers

Sex Trafficking Prevention seeks to provide youth with quality sex trafficking prevention education in schools, out-of-school programs and at home, and access to culturally responsive, trauma-informed mental health services. Additionally, it gives service providers access to actionable research so they can offer evidence-based prevention services to youth in high-risk situations.

Constellation seeks to surround young people with a constellation of caring adults to help them realize their dreams. Our focus on K-12 Schools expands innovative, evidence-based models that strengthen relationships between students and adults to advance student outcomes. And our Parents & Caregivers focus area supports parenting adults to aid young people’s development in all areas of their lives.

Sex Trafficking Prevention Grants

180 Degrees, Inc.

$150,000/multi-year

Funding supports culturally appropriate, trauma-responsive mental health services to sexually exploited youth.

Advocates for Human Rights

$225,000/multi-year

Funding supports work to analyze current laws, policies and practices to address and prevent sex trafficking in Minnesota.

Ain Dah Yung Center           

$50,000

Funding supports emergency shelter services for sexually exploited youth.

Children’s Minnesota Foundation

$100,000/multi-year

Funding supports comprehensive strengths-based home visiting, case management and group support to runaways who have been sexually abused and/or exploited.

ECPAT-USA

$100,000/multi-year

Funding supports research focused on child sexual exploitation prevention for boys in Minnesota.

Love146

$25,000

Funding supports delivering the Not a Number human trafficking prevention curriculum in Minnesota.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

$150,000/multi-year

Funding supports outreach to youth experiencing or at high risk of experiencing sexual exploitation and trafficking, as well as high-quality training to professionals working with this population.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center

$75,000

Funding supports mobile outreach to youth who are at high risk of sexual assault and sexual exploitation.

MoveFwd

$40,000

Funding supports general operations for a full array of services for young people in need of mental health support, and young people who are experiencing homelessness.

Rainbow Research

$140,000/multi-year

Funding supports the evaluation of the youth mentorship program for youth at risk for sex trafficking.

The Family Partnership

$75,000

Funding supports the expansion of existing anti-sex trafficking programming for BIPOC, male-identified and LGBTQ+ youth.

The Link     

$250,000/multi-year

Funding supports sex trafficking prevention and intervention services for highly vulnerable youth.

Constellation Grants

K-12 Schools

BARR Center

$300,000/multi-year

Funding supports an effort to support, scale and evaluate the implementation of a K-12 evidenced-based teaching model in Twin Cities schools.

Black Men Teach

$75,000

Funding supports the recruitment, placement, training and retention of Black male teachers in low-income elementary schools.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

$61,250/multi-year

Funding supports a high school that provides rigorous college-prep coursework paired with corporate work experiences.

Reading Partners Twin Cities

$45,000/multi-year

Funding supports one-to-one literacy and reading skills tutoring for low-income elementary students by trained volunteers.

Saint Paul Public Schools

$45,000

Funding supports efforts to dismantle racial bias by improving student-teacher relationships. 

Teach for America – Bay Area

$26,250/multi-year

Funding supports the recruitment and retention of interested individuals to teach in low-income schools in the Bay area.

Teach for America – Twin Cities

$150,000/multi-year

Funding supports efforts to find, develop and support a diverse network of teachers in the Twin Cities.

Thrive Ed

$70,000/multi-year

Funding supports efforts to reimagine K-12 education by bringing together students, educators and community members to co-design new ways for students to learn.

University of St. Thomas

$100,000

Funding supports the expansion of trauma-informed professional development courses for K-12 staff, educators and administrators.

World Savvy Inc.

$20,000

Funding supports the integration of global competence into K-12 teaching, learning and culture.

Parents & Caregivers

FamilyWise

$25,000

Funding supports efforts that provide wraparound services and mentoring for parents at risk of out-of-home placement.

Northside Achievement Zone

$200,000/multi-year

Funding supports classes designed to provide parents with the skills and tools to better understand their child’s development.

Project for Pride in Living Inc.

$40,000/multi-year

Funding supports a holistic supportive services model for parents and children.

St. Paul Promise Neighborhood

$40,000

Funding supports an education partnership that puts children in the Frogtown, Rondo and Summit-University neighborhoods on the path to college and career success.

Way To Grow

$100,000/multi-year

Funding supports a holistic home visiting model focused on closing the academic achievement gap.