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Lady Gaga Charity Report Card: $1.85 Million in Expenses, One $5K Grant

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The Born This Way Foundation’s 2012 form 990 names Stefani Germanotta (a.k.a Lady Gaga) as director, and her mother Cynthia as its president.

The singer’s foundation claimed total revenue of $2.66 million for that fiscal year, $1.85 million of which was allocated to various operational expenses.

The 501(c)(3) organization spent $406,552 on legal expenses, $348,000 on event production, $150,000 on philanthropic consulting and $77,923 on travel.

In terms of grants, the foundation lists just one $5,000 grant in 2012.

Born This Way aims to “connect youth in safe ways and empowering them with skills and opportunities that will inspire them to create a kinder and braver world.”

At least some of those expenses appear to have been used for that.

The Born Brave Bus Tour, which occurred in 2013, stopped at 23 locations and met with more than 20,000 people, according to the foundation’s website.

Lady Gaga tweeted around the time of the bus tour’s launch:

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