25 Forward

Celebrating 25 years of supporting LGBTQ and allied scholars

Join the 25 Forward Campaign

Seeing too many LGBTQ youth without support motivated two teachers in 1990 to launch what would become the first LGBTQ scholarship fund in the country. Those early visionaries were members of GSBA, one of the earliest chambers created specifically to support LGBTQ-owned businesses. In that first year, GSBA awarded $5,000 to two scholars. The Fund continues to grow with unprecedented support, and this year GSBA surpassed two million dollars in cumulative scholarships as we awarded $350,000 to 48 students. To date we have awarded 568 scholarships to over 400 scholars. None of this would have been possible without the foresight, vision and passion of countless volunteers, donors and supporters over the years. As we celebrate these major milestones we invite you to join the 25 Forward campaign and be part of the movement that understands the power of investing in youth, education and a better future for us all.


Make a gift or pledge of $25, $250, $2,500 or $25,000.
Join the Ruby Slipper Club with a gift of $1,000 or more.
Are you a current donor? Consider increasing your gift or pledge by 25%

Join the Rainbow Club

Name the GSBA Scholarship Fund in your will or estate plan (and let us know about it). More information on planned giving can be found here.

Invest in the Next Generation of LGBTQ Leaders

Support the GSBA Scholarship Fund with your tax-deductible donation.

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