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Apply: Kindness in Community Fund

Update: The application window for the Kindness in Community Fund has closed as of 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET on Friday, July 8th, 2022. If you applied, we will be in touch soon in the coming weeks regarding the status of your application. If you have questions or would like more information about the program, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Born This Way Foundation is inviting organizations to tell us about their community-led mental health work. Your contributions will help bring our Kindness in Community (KiC) Fund to life in cities across the United States, in celebration of our tenth anniversary and our continued commitment to working for and with young people to validate their emotions and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health.

As communities everywhere navigate multiple, overlapping crises, young people have stated clearly their need for proactive mental health support. Born This Way Foundation will launch a $1,000,000 commitment to fund free, accessible, community-informed mental health support for youth in coordination with Lady Gaga’s The Chromatica Ball Summer Stadium Tour U.S. dates. Born This Way Foundation will solicit proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations based in U.S. tour cities’* metro areas that are focused on mental wellness and:

  • are informed and/or led by young people,
  • are rooted in practices of inclusion and equity at all levels, and
  • provide free and accessible resources. 

*Current U.S. Tour Cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hershey, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.

Born This Way Foundation wants to fund in partnership with community organizations, learning from them what works and how to make this as simple, high impact, and catalytic as possible. As such, the Foundation commits grants for individual organizations to range between $25,000 – $50,000. 

How To Apply

We invite organizations to submit via THIS GOOGLE FORM or click here to download and print the materials to mail to BTWF c/o RZO LLC 250 W 57th St. Fl. 23 New York, NY 10107.

Our hope is the funding request will not be burdensome to the organization applying and there are only two required pieces (in addition to the background information section), and those are the program description and the budget. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions as you apply. 

Proposals are due by 12 PM PST on Friday, July 8.