Funding, Grants & Awards

$690K in Grants to Be Awarded to Help Schools Support LGBT Youth

The LGBT-focused nonprofit It Gets Better Project has opened its grant program that will award $10,000 grants to 50 schools in the United States, as well as additional grants to schools in Canada, to help support LGBT youth. The deadline is March 15.

A wide range of proposals have been awarded grants in the past. According to the organization: "We’re looking to fund projects that uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth in schools in all 50 states. Do you want to install a mural highlighting all identities within the LGBTQ+ community, boost your library’s range of literature from LGBTQ+ authors, or help your GSA fund your first-ever Pride Week? We want to help you do it!"

Criteria for selection include uniqueness to your school's specific needs, measurability of the impact of the proposed program, and involvement of both students and staff.

The program is funded by retailer American Eagle Outfitters through customer donations.

The application for schools in the United States can be found at Details about past grant recipients can be found at

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