Lady Gaga posted a response about allegations that her Born This Way foundation’s charitable efforts were not charitable after its tax records were exposed. It was revealed that out of the $2.1 million in net assets, just a mere $5,000 was spent on actual grants and charity donations.
A Message from Me about the Born This Way Foundation
“My mom and I are so deeply passionate about the Born This Way Foundation. Its work, its message. Creating local grassroots events to support youth with mental illness, abusive household situations, disabilities, in search of friends, answers. We believe in advocating empowerment and creating a safe space for kids to go who feel helpless. Suicide Prevention, Compassion, Inspiring Bravery. This is our mission.”
She continued, “We do not raise money and allocate the funds to other charities for them to do the work. We do the work. We formed a brand new, up-to-date with all the newest research and best doctors in the country approach to youth wellness. My mom is on the ground with the kids, so am I, the whole Born Brave Team is.”
Back in 2011, Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, launched the Born This Way Foundation, a charity organization with a mission “to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.”