We are proud to share that Born This Way Foundation is announcing the expansion of our Kindness in Community Fund. We are investing $1,000,000 in support of nonprofit, youth mental health-serving organizations across the country in conjunction with the dates for The Chromatica Ball Summer Stadium Tour. As we celebrate ten years of Born This Way Foundation and the upcoming tour, we invite nonprofit organizations that are focused on youth mental health and based in or around the U.S. tour stops* to apply to receive a grant between $25,000-$50,000 dollars.
You can learn more and apply now at: bornthisway.foundation/kic.
In 2017, Team Born This Way Foundation was in Las Vegas for a stop on the Joanne World Tour. In each city we visited, our team volunteered with local nonprofit organizations and on this stop, we asked, as we always do, what the greatest need was for the nonprofit we were visiting. A young woman pointed to the mountain of school supplies in one corner, the nutritious snacks in the other corner, and the clothing room behind her. She told us, “people give us what they think an organization like ours needs or often, they give what they have and don’t think to ask if we need it.” Though the intent of both is admirable, she said she hadn’t been asked that direct question in her time with this organization. The answer was menstrual products. The greatest need for young people visiting this reception area was menstrual products, and she wasn’t sure how to talk to donors about that and therefore, the need continued to be unmet. So we left the meeting and bought every menstrual product available. On that day, the Kindness in Community Fund was born.
We wish to continue this legacy of supporting organizations aligned with Born This Way Foundation’s mission to build a kinder and braver world. So if you are part of or lead an organization that qualifies for the fund, please apply. If you know of an organization in your community that qualifies, please encourage them to apply. If you come across an organization you think would be great for this on social media, please DM them and tell them to apply. If you have any questions at all, email us at [email protected].
Our hope above all is to fund work supporting youth mental wellness in a way that is accessible, inclusive, and equitable. We’d love to know your thoughts and we’d love your support in helping to share the word.
Team Born This Way Foundation
*Tour stops as of June 8, 2022: Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Hershey, PA, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC.