It Gets Better Project Funding 50 Grants In 50 States For LGBTQ Students

If you had up to $10,000 to make school better for LGBTQ+ students, what would you do? The It Gets Better Project wants to help answer that question with a new school-based grant initiative, 50 States. 50 Grants. 5,000 Voices.

Through the new initiative, grants of up to $10K each will be awarded to at least one middle and/or high school in every US state, including US territories, and funds will support projects to uplift and support the wellbeing of local LGBTQ+ students.

Applications for grant opportunities open today, and faculty advisors, educators, or school administrators can apply in partnership with queer (LGBTQ+) students ages 13-18 by preparing a proposal at

Potential projects could be:

• Build an LGBTQ+ section for books and other resources in your school library
• Paint a mural or other art installation in your school highlighting local LGBTQ+ history
• Launch your school’s first GSA
• Organize a school float for your city’s Pride Parade

…or be creative and think outside the box!

Related: It Gets Better – A Digital Pride Experience

50 States. 50 Grants. 5,000 Voices. is made possible by the generous support of American Eagle Outfitters through customer donations from all 50 states.

Visit to get tips on creating proposals, potential projects ideas, timelines, and how we can all make our schools a more inclusive, empowering place for youth.

Applications are open now through February 10, 2022!