About the Foundation

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Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. To achieve these goals, Born This Way Foundation leverages evidence-based programming and authentic partnerships in order to work with young people to build kinder communities and improve mental health resources.


Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 with the goal of creating a kinder and braver world. Young people are key to that mission and that’s why we work to provide youth with genuine opportunities, quality resources, and platforms to make their voices heard.

We launch programs tailored to and powered by young people, putting their ideas, voices, and needs first.

We engage young people online and in their communities, working with a diverse group of partners to connect youth with the services they need to thrive and drive change.

We work with leading researchers to improve understanding of the factors that affect youth wellness and empowerment.

Today’s young people are a passionate, collaborative, and diverse generation. Born This Way Foundation believes that they are our most promising problem solvers and effective change makers. With support for their creativity and boundless potential, young people stand ready to strengthen our communities and build a kinder and braver world for all.


Learn more about our work by reading our 2016 Impact Report and our 2014 Impact Report.


Our work is made possible through the generous support of a wide range of partners and most importantly, the support of young people across the country. Your tax deductible contribution to Born This Way Foundation will go towards empowering young people to build a kinder and braver world.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Support Our Work” color=”primary” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fbornthisway.foundation%2Fdonate||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nGNZkg6M4k”][/vc_column][/vc_row]