OUR GRANT RECIPIENTS

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To date, wayOUT has partnered with 19 organizations that have or will recieve grants issued by wayOUT by the end of 2022. These organizations serve the young LGBTQ+ population in their local communities. By serving as a conduit for donors and our grant recipients, wayOUT is able to assist raising the national profile of these organizations and bring attention to the immediate and direct needs of LGBTQ+ youth in these communities.

wayOUT’s grant applicants have increased nearly 100% year over year. Each grant issued is at the discretion of the recipient and the needs of their own community.  As a result, the programs within these grant recipient organizations vary for each center allowing the funds we to have a broad and impact across many areas of focus.

These areas of focus from our Grant Recipients include:

  • General LGBTQ+ Youth Services & Programs.

  • School Based Resources

  • Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

  • Housing & Homelessness

  • LGBTQ+ Competant Healthcare

  • Transgender Youth Support & Services

  • At-risk Intersectional LGBTQ+ Youth of Color

  • Mentoring, Tutoring & Career Building

  • LGBTQ+ Affirming Transitional Foster Services

 

2022 GRANT RECIPIENTS

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Kansas City, MS  |  Atlanta Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

To change the sexual health landscape of Kansas City for the better.

Kansas City, KS |  Seattle Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide safe, accepting and affirming programming, services and resources to empower the LGBTQ+ community.

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Sioux Falls, SD |  Los Angeles Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

To support and empower transgender youth, young adults, and their families while educating communities in SD and the surrounding region about gender identity and expression.

 
 
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Sarasota & Manatee, FL |  NYC Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth & Their Allies & Creating Inclusive Communities.

 
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San Antonio, TX  |  Bay Area Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide LGBTQ+ homeless young adults with a safe and supportive environment to facilitate their empowerment toward transforming their lives.

 

2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS

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Charleston, NC  |  $50,000 Raised  |  Seattle Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide affirming spaces for LGBTQI+ and ally youth up to the age of 24 through direct support, leadership development, and community engagement.

 

Anchorage, AK |  $70,000 Raised  |  Los Angeles Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

Choosing Our Roots is the realization of a dream held by a coalition of youth, parents, mentors and community members searching for a more effective and lasting way to address homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth in Alaska.

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Mississippi  |  $35,000 Raised  |  NYC Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition works to ensure that LGBTQ2+, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming students from across Mississippi can attain a safe and inclusive, high-quality education free of discrimination and bullying.

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Corpus Christi, TX  |  $60,000 Raised  |  Bay Area Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Coastal Bend Pride Center provides the resources, tools, staff, and physical space to empower its members to achieve health and wellness goals, connect with one another and the broader community, advocate for justice against discrimination and inequality, and promote opportunity in a safe and empowering setting.

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2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS

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Highland Park, MI  |  $20,000 Raised  |  Seattle Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

To create opportunities with LGBTQ+ young people to build their vision for a positive future.

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Baton Rouge, LA  |  $35,000 Raised  |  Los Angeles Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

Dedicated to providing a brave and radically inclusive space for the LGBTQ community in Alabama.

 
 
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Albany, NY  |  $45,000 Raised  |  NYC Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

To work for and ensure the physical, mental, spiritual, political, cultural and economic survival and growth of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people of color communities.

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Phoenix, AZ  |  $30,000 Raised  |  Bay Area Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

Our mission is to serve LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 11-24. We enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development, and healthy life choices.

 
 

2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

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Memphis, TN  |  $81,000 Raised  |  Los Angeles Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

To empower, connect, educate, and advocate for the LGBT community of the Mid-South.

 
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Jacksonville, FL  |  $104,000 Raised  |  NYC Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

JASMYN supports and empowers LGBTQ young people by creating safe space, providing health and wholeness services and offering youth development opportunities, while bringing people and resources together to promote equality and human rights.

 
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Orlando, FL  |  $128,000 Raised  |  Bay Area Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

The mission of Zebra Coalition is to support and inspire LGBTQ+ youth.  The Coalition assists young people facing homelessness, bullying, isolation from their families, and physical, sexual and drug abuse with individualized programs to guide them to recovery and stability.

 

2018 GRANT RECIPIENTS

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Provo, UT  |  $75,000 Raised  |  NYC Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

Encircle is a non-profit organization with the mission to bring the family and community together to enable our LGBTQ+ youth to thrive.

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Charlotte, NC  |  $100,000 Raised  |  Bay Area Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

To support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth by offering vital programs, fostering unconditional acceptance, and creating safe spaces for self-expression through leadership, community support and advocacy.

 
 

2017 GRANT RECIPIENT

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Birmingham, AL  |  $127,000 Raised  |  Bay Area Recipient

MISSION STATEMENT:

Dedicated to providing a brave and radically inclusive space for the LGBTQ community in Alabama.