We’ve seen the positive impact that our organization’s mission and message can have on the lives of LGBTQ+ youth in the United States. As a global organization, we’re dedicated to making sure that happens for youth worldwide. That’s why we started Global Grants.

What Are Global Grants?

Since 2016, we’ve set aside a portion of the It Gets Better Project’s annual budget to support extraordinary LGBTQ+ storytelling projects from both within and beyond our Global Affiliate Network. This is particularly important in regions where resources for LGBTQ+ communities are scarce or competition for limited funds is high. These funds are dispersed as small, one-time investments that assist our affiliates and others in their efforts to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth through story and educational efforts. 

So far, 40+ Global Grants and over USD $200k have been awarded to organizations across Asia, Europe, and North and South America. 

NOTE: We’ve also funded two Global Grant projects in Africa – one in Kenya and one in South Africa. Unfortunately for safety and security purposes, we are unable to publicize the details of those projects here.

Check Out What We Have Supported!







To learn more about our Global Grants program, or to apply for a storytelling grant on behalf of your organization, email us at global@itgetsbetter.org.