Born This Way Foundation launched the Kindness in Community Fund to give grants to grassroots organizations meeting the needs of young people in their communities. Through funding programs including direct mental health services as well as services that address housing, food, and safety, these organizations are supporting youth mental health and cultivating a necessary culture of kindness.
Born This Way Foundation prioritizes funding organizations that:
- are informed and/or led by young people,
- are rooted in practices of community, inclusion, and equity at all levels, and
- provide free and accessible mental health resources.
In 2022, Born This Way Foundation invested $1,000,000 in the Kindness in Community Fund, funding 22 organizations in coordination with Lady Gaga’s Chromatica Ball Summer Stadium Tour. Click here to learn more about these organizations.
In 2023, Born This Way Foundation opened a global invitation for organizations in 10 countries to receive up to $150,000 per country to further their work meeting the diverse needs of young people in their communities. Click here to learn more about the global fund supporting NGOs based in Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The Kindness in Community Fund is made possible through support from partners including Cotton On Foundation and Zoom.