Never let it be said that Lady Gaga doesn’t put her money where her mouth is. She and her mom have formed the Born This Way Foundation. The non-profit will tackle self-esteem and bullying issues.

“Together, we hope to establish a standard of bravery and kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment,” Gaga said in a statement, as reported by Idolator.

Lady Gaga was greatly affected by the suicide of 14-year old bullying victim Jamey Rodemeyer, who so loved the singer that he was buried in a “Born This Way” t-shirt.  In September, Lady Gaga dedicated an emotional version of “Hair” to Rodemeyer.

In other Lady Gaga news, she will headline Los Angeles pop radio station KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball on Dec. 3 at Nokia Theater. Also on the bill are David Guetta, Flo Rida, Sean Paul, Gym Class Heroes, Taio Cruz and Big Time Rush.