Born This Way Foundation, co-founded and led by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, supports the mental health of young people and works with them to create a kinder and braver world. Through high impact programming, youth led conversations and strategic, cross-sectoral partnerships, the Foundation aims to make kindness cool, validate the emotions of young people, and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Learn how more about our new book CHANNEL KINDNESS at https://smarturl.it/ChannelKindness.


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.

We seek to support the mental and emotional wellness of young people by putting their needs, ideas, and voices first.

We build action-oriented programs and useful resources for youth to thrive and drive change in their communities.

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

Above all, today’s young people are passionate, collaborative, and engaged, and we are committed to providing them the tools they need to solve problems and affect change through their creativity and boundless potential.