Here to Be

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We believe everyone has the right to be well. Together with our partners, we disrupt inequity in wellbeing through movement, mindfulness, and advocacy.

 

OUR MISSION:

To disrupt inequity in wellbeing through movement, mindfulness, and advocacy.

Everyone has the right to be well. We recognize that trauma takes a heavy toll and know that movement and mindfulness practices have the power to support mental, physical, and social wellbeing. Yet, systemic inequities create barriers to access. Here to Be exists to help ensure movement and mindfulness practices are available to those who need it, and advocates for systemic change so that everyone can be well.

 

WHAT DO WE DO?

We partner with organizations that embrace the healing power of movement and mindfulness, and that advocate for civil and human rights. We provide support that includes:

  • •   Funding – application-driven grants, by-invitation grants, and product donations
  • •   Connection – shared resources, learning, and community-building
  • •   Amplification – internal and external storytelling across our platforms

 

We work with global, national and local organizations that support communities including:

  • •  People experiencing systems of inequity due to racial/ethnic identity, LGBTQ+, and disability
  • •  Youth
  • •  Humanitarian and disaster relief workers

 

CURRENT GRANTING OPPORTUNITIES

There are no current or upcoming granting opportunities in 2020. 

Please email heretobe@lululemon.com if you would like to be notified about funding opportunities in 2021.

 

OUR CURRENT PARTNERS IN NORTH AMERICA

A list of our 2019 + 2020 partners is available here .

Stay tuned to learn about who are partners are in Asia.

 

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OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES 


 
Our guiding principles for Here to Be anchor how we operate, how we approach partnerships, and every decision in between. They create a foundation for our organization and community to be generative and rooted in integrity, in our actions and relationships. Our guiding principles are:

Courageous naming

  • •    State what is missing, invisible or unacknowledged in the room
  • •    Be a stand for representation so more diverse perspectives can be heard

 

Shared responsibility

  • •    Acknowledge our responsibility to each other and to the whole of society
  • •    Recognize that our roles and responsibilities are different based on social location

 

Resilient relationship

  • •    Cultivate relationships rooted in reciprocity
  • •    Celebrate the learning that emerges out of difference, vulnerability and courage

 

Conscious response

  • •    Respond to the needs determined by the communities who are most impacted
  • •    Engage in a way that reflects your values and checks your privilege

 

Lead by following

  • •    Trust those who are closest to the problem to lead
  • •    Listen for understanding: you don’t know what you don’t know

 

These principles were co-created by community leaders and lululemon employees representing a range of perspectives. We invite you to join us in creating change from the inside out, rooted in compassion, right action, justice and love. 
 

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