Selena Gomez established the Rare Impact Fund as part of her dedication to addressing mental health and self-acceptance. It is dedicated to increasing young people’s worldwide access to mental health care and education.
They collaborate with a wide network of professionals and advocates to introduce mental health resources into educational settings that are accessible to children. They firmly believe that no one should suffer in silence, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or origin.
About the Rare Impact Fund
The Rare Impact Fund is raising $100 million over the next ten years to expand access to mental health services and education for young people everywhere. They work with many donors, grantees and communities to remove stigma around mental illnesses and provide young people access to resources that they will need to support their journey.
1% of every sale of Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez is donated to the Rare Impact Fund as part of this initiative, and money is also raised through philanthropic foundations, donors, businesses, and the public. Through year-round initiatives and partnerships, the Rare Impact Fund makes use of Rare Beauty’s audience of 4+ million followers on social media to co-create and share expert-led content and resources.
They collaborate with organizations, foundations, people, and our neighborhood to promote mental health and raise money for it. Contributions from the Rare Impact Fund are given to organizations and tactical projects that provide mental health care and education.
As of now, the Rare Impact Fund is providing support to 23 organizations worldwide, spanning North America, Canada, the United Kingdom, wider Europe, India, and Brazil. Up to this point, the Rare Impact Fund has had a direct influence on over 740,000 young individuals, 10,000 educators and administrators, as well as 367 educational systems.
Selena Gomez at the Benefit
On Wednesday, the singer, actress and beauty mogul, Selena Gomez hosted the inaugural Rare Impact Fund Benefit in Hollywood at Nya Studios. Gomez and her team have successfully raised $8 million in the past three years for their mission while their goal is to raise $100 million.
The evening included a performance by H.E.R. and a DJ set by Marshmello, and was hosted by her “Only Murders in the Building” co-star Martin Short. But first, there was a live auction for items like two Taylor Swift concert tickets, for which the highest price was $15,000, and a $5,600 lunch with Camila Cabello.
Selena Gomez sparkled in a couture Valentino gown designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli that had silver sequins.
Onstage, Selena Gomez told the crowd that this had been the culmination of a lifelong dream for her, but it had also stemmed from some of the darkest moments in her life. She said that she struggled with the world inside her head for a long time, and she had felt lost. She felt hopelessness, and in 2020, she had also been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. Everything had changed, however she got the answers she had long been desperate to receive.
Previously, Gomez had disclosed that on Mental Health Day, which falls on October 10, Sephora would donate Rare Beauty’s sales to the Rare Impact Fund for a 24-hour period. Additionally, at the event, the star of “Only Murders in the Building” delivered a heartfelt speech. She shared her experiences with the challenges she had faced and how she had endured the lowest point in her life. She also conveyed her appreciation for being able to navigate through those difficulties and reach her current stage in life. Gomez also mentioned that her half-sister Gracie had served as an inspiration for launching the fund. She expressed her desire for future generations to be more compassionate, kinder, and considerate toward one another.
Selena Gomez mentioned that she was less afraid than she used to be with that knowledge, she discovered that she could seek the support that she needed and sound joy again. She further said that she had had successfully found joy that night and she was working very hard. She emotionally said that she was happy to be alive and to be able to celebrate with everyone present there.