The Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2011 by Lady Gaga and her mother. Lady Gaga's eccentricities and her famous song by the same name put her in a great position to give back to her fans and others in need. According to their website, the goal of the foundation is to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.
Mariska Hargitay's experience playing the role of Detective Olivia Benson on "Law and Order: SVU" really opened her eyes to the realities of victims who suffer just like those on the show. She founded the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2004 to address the issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. The foundation has raised over $15 million, helped over 14,000 individuals directly, and reached over 2 million more through their website.
Everyone loves Leo, and the foundation he started will only make you love him more. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has been around since 1998, but many people are not aware of it or what it does. This foundation works to preserve wildlife habitats, keep the oceans and the world's water supply clean, and help spread awareness of and prevent climate change.