Here to Be

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Here to Be is lululemon's social impact program. We believe everyone has the right to be well. Together with our partners, we disrupt inequity in wellbeing through movement, mindfulness, and advocacy.

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CURRENT GRANTING OPPORTUNITIES

The 2021 Here to Be Grant funds organizations that create inclusive access to movement and mindfulness. Applications are open from June 7 – June 21, 2021. Click HERE to learn more about the grant and apply!

APPLY HERE



OUR MISSION

 

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

WHY WE EXIST

 

Everyone has the right to be well. We know that movement and mindfulness have the power to support mental, physical and social wellbeing. Yet, systemic inequities restrict access and not everyone feels represented or welcome. Here to Be exists to help ensure that movement and mindfulness practices are accessible, and to advocate for systemic change so that everyone can be well.
 

WHAT WE DO

 

We fund organizations around the globe that create inclusive access to movement and mindfulness, and those that advocate for civil and human rights. These organizations support people who are most impacted by systemic inequity due to dimensions of their identity and lived experiences.

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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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Peace On Purpose
Peace on Purpose

A partnership between the United Nations Foundation and lululemon that provides humanitarian and development workers with mindfulness tools to support their wellbeing.

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Start Asking Questions About Yoga

A conversation with one of our Global Yoga Ambassadors about the power of representation and inclusivity in the yoga community.