Introducing Born This Way Foundation’s Channel Kindness Awards!

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Do you believe kindness is a force for good? Are you using generosity and compassion to power positive change in your community?

Then we want YOU to apply for a Born This Way Foundation Channel Kindness Award.

Earlier this year, Born This Way Foundation launched Channel Kindness. Powered by the passion and purpose of young people, it’s shining a light on the amazing acts of kindness – big and small – that shape our lives and communities each day. We’ve been so inspired by the response, Born This Way Foundation is taking Channel Kindness with us when we hit the road this summer along with our co-founder Lady Gaga as she embarks on her Joanne World Tour.

We’ll be picking a Channel Kindness Award winner in eight of our tour cities this summer and fall and we can’t wait to hear about the incredible work that is happening across the country. We’re looking for young people ages 13 to 24 who are improving their schools and supporting their communities through acts of kindness. The eight winners will each receive $500 and support from Born This Way Foundation and Peace First as they continue to drive positive change.

Think you have what it takes to be a Channel Kindness Awardee? Here’s what to do:

  1. Come up with an idea for a community event. It should be something that embodies kindness and will have a real impact on your community. If you’re selected as a winner, we’ll work with you to organize your event when we’ll be in your city.
  2. Tell us about yourself and your idea. Register and fill out an application, telling us about yourself, how you’re helping those around you spread kindness, and your idea for a community event you think will make a difference.
  3. Stay tuned (and visit Channel Kindness to get inspired)! We’ll be in touch soon to notify the winners. In the meantime, check out some of the amazing stories on Channel Kindness to see how people around the country are doing good by being kind.

Have questions? Check out the FAQ or get in touch by emailing

Ready to apply for a Channel Kindness Award? Complete the application below to tell us how you’re using kindness to change your community for the better!

Step 1. Submit your Details

Step 2. Your story of kindness

Tell us – through an essay (300 – 600 words) or video (2 – 5 mins) – how you’ve been using kindness to help your community.

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the Privacy Policy and Official Rules for this initiative.