The NoVo Foundation Launches Major Grant Program Aimed at Stopping Sexual Exploitation

The NoVo Foundation is taking a simple approach to tackling the extremely complicated issue of sexual exploitation: decrease entrance ramps, and increase exit ramps, to “the life.”

The New York-based grant maker has committed $10 million over three years to fund programs and services that help to achieve that goal. The “Life Story Grants” initiative was launched this month accompanied by a captivating website featuring the words and memories of survivors.

“The core mission of the NoVo Foundation is to foster a transformation from a world of domination and exploitation — including sexual exploitation — to one of collaboration and partnership,” said Jennifer and Peter Buffett, NoVo’s founders, in a statement announcing the grants. “The Life Story Grants are a critical step in achieving that mission and building a more just and balanced world.”

Read more at the Chronicle of Social Change.