Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande Raise Over $3.5M for First Responders Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 27: Justin Bieber arrives at the Premiere Of YouTube Originals' "Justin Bieber: Seasons" at Regency Bruin Theatre on January 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 06: Ariana Grande attends Billboard's 13th Annual Women in Music Event at Pier 36 on December 06, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic,)

First Responders Children’s Foundation announced on Tuesday, August 4th that the proceeds donated from pop stars Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber single, “Stuck with U” have now surpassed $3.5 Million. As JaGurl TV previous reported, “Stuck With U” was inspired by the quarantine lockdown across the country in which all of the proceeds from the song will go to First Responders Children’s Foundation, a non-profit the ensures children of the first responders receive the necessary resources to help them thrive.

According to the press release from First Responders Children’s Foundation, “the fund will be used direct to impact thousands of first responder families all across the United States. The donation will be used to fund scholarships for children of first responders as well as provide financial support to the families and children of healthcare workers, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Stuck With U” was a creative collaboration between Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, along with Republic Records and Def Jam Recordings, donating 100% of net profits from streams and sales to the First Responders Children’s Foundation. 

The specific areas of impact resulting from the donation include:

  • Awarding grants to first responders who have encountered financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Awarding scholarships to children whose first responder parents have died in the line of duty.
  • Providing funding for temporary housing so that first responders could self-quarantine.
  • Paying for funerals of first responders or their family members who died as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“As the world was shutting down, we were looking for ways we could make a tangible impact as it has always been Scooter’s priority that SB Projects and our artists give back,” said Shauna Nep, Vice President of Philanthropy for SB Projects.  “We were so thrilled to partner with the First Responders Children’s Foundation who have been supporting those on the frontlines of the pandemic, as well as their families. Over a year later, we are so proud to see how much has been raised and what has been accomplished.  We thank the Foundation for their leadership and commitment to this work.” 

In addition to supporting the First Responders Children’s Foundation, “Stuck with U” won the award for “Best Music Video From Home” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, and also debuted at the top of Billboard Hot 100. This was Bieber’s sixth and Grande’s third U.S. number one single.