Help HTI Labs in the fight against
At the heart of an effective response to trafficking is the ability to identify it.
Identification of trafficking victimization, though, is a remarkably difficult challenge. At HTI Labs, we aim to tear down information silos and connect the dots with data science in order to spot patterns that are otherwise really difficult to see, allowing us and our partners to better understand who is a victim or a perpetrator. We provide the framework for our partners to better identify these individuals, facilitate at-risk individuals being connected to services, and enable the proactive investigation of high-risk trafficking networks by our law enforcement partners. We bring together law enforcement, victim services, child welfare, and other professionals into a coordinated system for collective identification and response to sexual exploitation, creating solutions at a systemic level.
Help us in the fight. An investment in HTI Labs is an investment in the lives of those that are most vulnerable today and tomorrow.
Ways to Donate
Why donate directly to HTI Labs instead of through OCF?
Gifting directly to HTI Labs is similar to contributing to a personal GoFundMe or Kickstarter campaign. Donations made this way are able to be accessed immediately, causing your gift have an instant impact in supporting our work.
Is this donation tax-deductible?
If you require a 501(c)3 receipt, you will need to donate through the HTI Labs Charitable Fund through Omaha Community Foundation. More information can be found in the toggle below.
HTI Labs Charitable Fund through Omaha Community Foundation
If you require a 501(c)3 receipt for your donation, you can donate to our charitable fund set up by the Omaha Community Foundation. Because our mission falls within IRS guidelines, tax-deductible donations can be made to our HTI Labs Charitable Fund through the Omaha Community Foundation.
OCF will email you a donation receipt. Please keep this, as it is your official record to claim this donation as a tax deduction.
What is a social enterprise?
A social enterprise is a mission-driven business improving social objectives and serving the common good, which in our case is to combat violence and exploitation. It combines the best of traditional nonprofits and traditional businesses. A successful social enterprise balances upholding the social mission of its organization and maximizing the productivity of its business venture to ensure sustainability.
There are three main types of social enterprises: Give Back, Employment-Related, and Innovation. HTI Labs falls under the “Innovation” model, which consists of businesses developing effective solutions or products to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress.
Social enterprises can receive funding from grants and donations from foundations, corporations, governments, and/or individuals.
Why is HTI Labs setup as a social enterprise?
We’re a social enterprise because we seek to be able to eventually self-fund this work so it can be sustainable. And that means that we put our mission first while also needing to solve a market problem. What we’ve built (and are building) helps identify trafficking—and law enforcement, non-profits, & government aren’t the only entities needing to identify the problem.