With great power comes great responsibility, and that definitely applies to the biggest movie stars and musicians of Hollywood. In the age of social media, celebrities have more of a voice than ever before, and their dedicated followers are always listening. Thankfully, a lot of celebrities are using their amplified platforms for good. Not only are stars shelling out their own money to charities, but many have founded organizations of their own. When it comes to celebrity-backed charitable foundations, these are the best ones you can feel good about supporting.
This list highlights the celebrities putting their money toward communities that need it most. Some are serving disadvantaged neighborhoods, others are fighting for equality, while many are vouching for increased education funding. But the one thing they all have in common? They're advocating for real change. Additionally, after the May 25 killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers, many have stepped up to demand racial justice as well. It's become increasingly clear celebrities have the ability to sway their audience, and these ones are definitely taking steps in the right direction.