Channel Kindness Awards FAQs:

What is Channel Kindness?

Channel Kindness is a program by Born This Way Foundation, and is an online platform to report on the kind, compassionate, and brave individuals and events that shape our communities. Check out ChannelKindness.org to get an idea of the types of stories we post!

What are the Channel Kindness Awards? And who can apply?

The Channel Kindness Awards were inspired by Born This Way Foundation’s Channel Kindness – a digital platform featuring stories of kindness, bravery, and resilience powered by the passion and purpose of young people from all around the world.

Born This Way Foundation is inviting young people ages 13-24 who live in the Las Vegas metro area to apply for a Channel Kindness Award by telling us their creative ideas aimed at inspiring kindness and mental wellness in their communities.

The series of four awards will be granted to applicants based on their commitment to improving the lives of others through kindness and the strength of their proposal for a project that positively impacts the mental wellness of their community.

Each awardee will receive a $500 prize to bring their idea to life as well as staff support from Born This Way Foundation. Each awardee will also receive a $500 donation to the nonprofit they are supporting from the Foundation.

Do I have to live in the Las Vegas area?

Yes. You must live in the Las Vegas metro area outlined here; and your project must take place within this geographical area, as well.

If I’m selected as a Channel Kindness Award recipient, will I have help or guidance when working on my project?

Absolutely. Not only will we help develop the ideas for your project, but we also will work with you throughout the planning process until the day of the event to ensure that your vision is brought to life.

If I am chosen as a Channel Kindness Award recipient, when will my project take place?

We will work with you to select a date that can work best for you, your idea, and our team to help provide support.

What can the cash prizes be used for?

$500 will go to you to help bring your idea to life and benefit as many people as possible in your community. An additional $500 will go to the local nonprofit that your project is supporting.

I am not 18 yet. Do I need parental consent if I am selected as a Channel Kindness Award recipients?

Yes. If you are selected as Channel Kindness Award recipient, we will ask for your parent or legal guardian’s permission if you are under the age of 18 so that we may obtain their consent.

When is the application due?

Four winners will be chosen throughout 2020. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 15th, 2020.

I am turning 13 after the application is due, can I still apply?

You must be at least 13 years old at the time you submit your application.

I am turning 25 after the application is due, can I still apply?

As long as you are 24 years old when you submit your application, you can apply.

If my project idea is not chosen, are there ways I can still be involved with Channel Kindness? 

Absolutely! Please let us know you’re interested in sharing your story to inspire kindness in the world. Click here to review our submission guidelines.

Who can I contact if I have any additional questions? 

You can submit any other questions to our Las Vegas program associate Jasmine Moniz at jasmine@bornthisway.foundation, and we will respond as soon as we can!