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Applications for the 2018 Spring cycle are now closed, but applicants can submit for Summer 2019. 

We're looking for leaders and organizations that are changing the lives of  LGBTQ+ youth across the U.S. 

Applicants may apply for either general or project-based funding. Grant requests may range from $5,000 to $75,000. 

Apply online or by email. 

Applications by email should be sent to with the subject line:

{YOUR ORGANIZATION NAME: 2019 Grant Submission}.



NOVEMBER 1, 2018

2019 Applications Due:

June 15, 2019

2019 Recipients Selected:

JULY 1, 2019

Application Overview

wayOUT believes that LGBTQ+ youth should grow up feeling safe to be who they really are. We empower LGBTQ+ youth by supporting local organizations and entrepreneurs making a difference in their communities. Through fundraising and resource mobilization, wayOUT enables these entrepreneurs to launch programs and provide ongoing support for LGBTQ+ youth in their communities.

Each wayOUT grant recipient has the option to receive direct training for its leadership, resources (e.g., development strategies) and may receive strategic planning support.  We believe that we’re all stronger when we work together. It is our goal to bring together social entrepreneurs from across the country in order to surface and refine strategies for supporting LGBTQ+ youth, share learnings and best practices, and coach and mentor each other as we create sustainable change within our communities.

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