The 1/52 Project provides financial support to encourage rising designers from historically excluded groups with the aim of diversifying and strengthening the Broadway design community. Candidates of diverse backgrounds representing the full spectrum of theatrical activity, including those who have worked in non-traditional venues, are encouraged to apply to this program. The 1/52 Project considers all women as part of a historically excluded group.

The 1/52 Project is funded by designers with shows running on Broadway who donate one week of their weekly royalties (AWC) to this fund.