The Born This Way Foundation


If you consider a memory painful, remember, this will be the memory that will open a new door for you. ~ Sourav Adhikari


red-roseBorn This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. We achieve this by shining a light on real people, quality research, and authentic partnerships.


lady-gaga4Born This Way Foundation was launched in 2012 by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. The foundation has dedicated the past two years to researching, learning and developing programs to support our original mission; connecting young people in safe ways and empowering them with the skills and opportunities that will inspire them to create a kinder and braver world. Our work over the past two years has been based on the three pillars of safety, skills and opportunity and we are proud of the impact that we’ve had, including: 2,500 global resource submissions to our Bravest Map Ever, more than 300,000 online subscribers, partnerships with over 50 non-profit organisations across the country, cutting edge research on kindness and bravery through the Born Brave Experiences study, directly interacting with over 100,000 young people, and over 325 million media impressions for our Born Brave Bus Tour.


In reflecting on the work that the foundation has accomplished and our vision for the work 15_3_41-1moving forward, we realise that it is primarily shaped by our commitment to three key areas; shining a light on the real stories of young people that embody kindness and bravery in their communities, building our portfolio of meaningful research related to increasing wellness for young people and lastly, building authentic partnerships with organisations across sectors that share our commitment to empowering young people.

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cheering-clapping-smiley-emoticonWe believe empowering people to be kind is the key to building a more accepting and loving world. We understand that the challenges and opportunities we face are important and require collaboration from a diverse group of partners. We focus on supporting local and national organisations in their work to increase youth wellness and encourage young people to build a kinder and braver world.cities

In cities across the country, mayors are bringing together community leaders, activists, and young people to create positive change to establish cities of kindness.  small-heart In June 2016, Born This Way Foundation co-founder Lady Gaga joined philanthropist Phil Anschutz and His Holiness the Dalai Lama to challenge America’s cities to be kind.bravery

It takes bravery to love. It takes bravery to open yourself up and accept the people around you for exactly who they are. Fall of 2016,  small-heart Born This Way Foundation partnered with the Elton John AIDS Foundation to launch a Love Bravery fashion line with Macy’s to encourage men and women everywhere to live with compassion.kindmonsters

We’ve teamed up with Monster High to show that being a monster isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, being a monster can be awesome!  small-heart You can join the #KindMonsters movement and take the pledge to spread kindness and compassion every day.

To connect with the foundation about a partnership, please visit the Connect With Us page and send us a message.


Hack Harassment


As part of our goal to build a kinder, braver world, we want to ensure that our online communities are kind as well. We invite you to join us #HackHarassment and work to make the Internet a safer, more inclusive space!

Why we love the internet

Our Pledge

a-penny-for-your-thoughts-smiley-emoticonOnline harassment has become a pervasive and often vicious problem with real-life repercussions. It has significant negative consequences for the wellbeing and safety of individuals and for the success of digital communities. Everyone – regardless of their identity, background, or beliefs – is entitled to an online world where they are treated with respect and are free from harassment.

In order to build a safer, smarter, and more inclusive experience online, I will recognize when harassment is occurring, responsibly speak up against it, and support those experiencing it by

get-help-nowAbiding by and upholding the same standards and values online that are expected offline and accepting that my online behaviour has real-life consequence

Valuing and supporting diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and opinion

Actively participating in the movement to decrease the prevalence and intensity of online harassment.pledge

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