Lady Gaga and her family have some explaining to do. The family, who runs the Born This Way Foundation are being questioned about the finances of the 501(c)(3), which was founded in 2012 for the purpose of “connecting youth in safe ways and empowering them with skills and opportunities that will inspire them to create a kinder and braver world.”
Stefani Germanotta, Gaga’s birth name, is listed as the foundation’s director, her mother Cynthia, the president, and father Joseph, the treasurer as reported by Showbiz411.com. The foundation claimed a total revenue of $2.66 million, with $1.85 million recorded as going towards operations expenses. No wonder they’re under the microscope. Since the foundation’s inception, they haven’t done much—not enough to warrant expenses that high—and have only given one grant in 2012 for $5,000.