OUR MISSION

wayOUT empowers LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe being who they really are.

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OUR MISSION

We empower local organizations and entrepreneurs by

advancing programs

supporting LGBTQ+ youth in places where society tells them it’s not okay to be who they really are.

OUR

VISION

Through investing in organizations that provide life-saving resources, wayOUT

will change what it means to grow up as a gender or sexual minority in America.

OUR

AMBITION

By 2022, wayOUT will invest $1m in 10 life-saving projects across 10 cities and host a national conference for LGBTQ+ leaders.

IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS

$763,000

wayOUT has raised over 750k

since 2016.

14 grant recipients

By the end of 2021 we will have issued grants to 14 organizations.

4 local chapters

wayOUT has chapters in the Bay Area, NYC, LA, & Seattle.

50+ Chapter Members

We are a fully volunteer organization with over 50 members.

5000+ individual donors

Our incredible network consists of over 5k individual donors.

14 CITIES, 13 STATES

wayOUT's grant's have had an impact on a local level.

OUR STORY

On a rooftop in San Francisco in 2016, five friends sat together discussing the changing and tumultuous political environment. Reflecting on an increasingly divided country and escalated threats to the emotional and mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals, the group collectively decided to act by combining their resources and focusing their efforts on a specific target. The result? wayOUT, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on empowering LGBTQ+ youth by investing in LGBTQ+ centers in their local communities. 

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The Infamous "First Check"   |  wayOUT Bay Area Gayla 2017

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