Our Impact: 10 Years of Born This Way Foundation

December 01, 2022

Cynthia Germanotta is president and co-founder of Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), created with her daughter Lady Gaga. Born This Way Foundation supports the mental health and wellness of young people, empowering them to build a kinder, braver world. Cynthia is also a World Health Organization (WHO) Ambassador for Mental Health.

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More than a decade ago, my daughter started sharing her story and in turn, found healing for herself which began helping others – especially young people – find the bravery to open up about their experiences and begin healing, too. From that storytelling, we have built an affirming community and provided accessible resources at Born This Way Foundation, all of which are youth-led and grounded in kindness, bravery, and connection.

Today, I am excited to share with you our 2022 Impact Report, which highlights our accomplishments this year and celebrates the work we’ve done together over the past ten years.

[Read The Report →]

To continue honoring the bravery of young people who share their stories to inspire change, we’ll be sending you a very special story series featuring youth advocates representing our Kindness in Community Fund recipient organizations from across the country. For our Channel Kindness Holiday campaign, all online donations raised in December will benefit our Kindness in Community Fund recipient organizations.

I also want to thank you for helping to make this all possible. We hope you’ll consider supporting our work by sharing this report with your network and donating to our Channel Kindness Holiday campaign if you can.

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