Christina's Legacy

Some stars shine so brightly
that they shine forever.

With a big voice and an even bigger heart, beloved singer, songwriter, fan favorite from NBC’sThe Voice, and YouTube icon Christina Grimmie is one of those stars. The 22-year-old New Jersey native built a staggering fan base of 3.8 million YouTube subscribers, delivered one of the most talked about performances on The Voice with her show-stopping season six rendition of “Wrecking Ball,” appeared on Ellen and Dancing With The Stars, and achieved accolades such as “New Media Honoree (Female)” at the 2011 American Music Awards and “Choice Web Star” at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards. Christina’s diligence and dedication transformed her into a phenomenon.

In 2011, the New Jersey native went from covering Top 40 hits on YouTube to releasing herFind Me EP, which bowed at #2 on iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and #11 on Billboard’s Top Digital Albums Chart. She opened up Selena Gomez’s North American tour and teamed with Taio Cruz during a stunning American Music Awards pre-show performance. 2013’s With Love yielded the powerful title track “With Love,” which generated 4.9 million Spotify streams and 1.9 million YouTube views. During 2014, she enchanted audiences everywhere on The Voice, finishing as a Top 3 finalist on Team Adam.

2016 saw her tour with Rachel Platten and open up the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. With each subsequent song and show, her voice resounded louder in the hearts of listeners everywhere. That continues in 2017 with her single “Invisible” and Side B EP—released by The Grimmie Family, Republic Records, and ZXL Music.

After her tragic passing, the Grimmie family endeavored to leave a legacy for the departed singer by donating proceeds from the purchase of “Invisible” to establish a memorial fund in Christina’s name.

With its energetic production and upbeat sense of soul, “Invisible” showcases the power of this dynamic talent. Her spirit carries the hook to the heavens, “No, I won’t be invisible. See me everywhere you go.” With Side B and “Invisible,” that spirit always shines on.

The Mission

The Christina Grimmie Foundation's mission is twofold: to provide financial, emotional and encouragement support to individuals and families who suffer from the devastating effects of gun violence; and support for families facing breast cancer diagnosis.

The Foundation is committed to helping impacted families experience the same type of love and support Christina Grimmie’s family experienced from friends, family and the community at large when faced with the shock of losing their precious daughter to gun violence.

The Foundation is also committed to creating a community of compassion and support for breast cancer patients and their families, in the same way that Christina Grimmie supported her mother, Tina Grimmie, during the most difficult times that accompanied her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis.

The Christina Grimmie Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a California non-profit public benefit corporation, exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The IRS has determined that the Foundation is a “public charity” under IRS Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). Donors to the Foundation may deduct contributions pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 170. View Determination Letter.

The Vision

When families encounter tragedy, we support them, with love. The Christina Grimmie Foundation exists to support families who have lost a loved one to gun violence, or have a member diagnosed with breast cancer. The Foundation provides tangible services to help families encountering either of these two areas of hardship, so that they may focus their energy on healing, rather than finances or household duties.

The Christina Grimmie Foundation’s vision to support the families of gun violence victims is so wonderfully expressed in the own words of Christina’s family members – Albert, Tina and Marcus Grimmie:

“A few days after Christina went home to be with the Lord, a law enforcement officer spoke with us. He told us that he’s seen many families fall apart after tragedies, often succumbing to divorce, estrangement, and substance abuse.

Our vision is that through the Christina Grimmie Foundation, people will be able to experience the same type of love and support we felt when we were faced with the shock of losing our precious daughter.

Not only can we relate, but we want people to feel the same way that we felt; held up and supported during the darkest time of our lives, that they would not fall apart.

While Christina may not have worked to help families, who were victims of gun violence while she was with us on earth, we know she would stand by it completely. She was an extremely family-focused person, and cared deeply for her loved ones. Christina loved devotedly, with her whole heart. We know this well from our countless memories with her, but her huge heart was also evident to those who had not met her. Her ‘frands’ publicly moved her to tears on numerous occasions.

Christina was completely humble, loving, and caring; and all of those qualities were amplified to the highest degree possible.”

The Christina Grimmie Foundation believes that supporting the families of gun violence victims would have been incredibly important to Christina. One of the greatest responsibilities we can ask of ourselves and others is to care for families who feel overwhelmed with grief and burden.

Following Christina's lead, the Foundation will also serve families facing breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Christina loved her mother, and would do anything for her. That’s why she often chose to donate her time and talent to organizations supporting breast cancer research and care. Christina’s family knew that this second area of focus was a clear choice for the Foundation.

Ultimately, through our two areas of focus, the vision of the Christina Grimmie Foundation is to love and provide for others in a way that honors Christina's example and legacy.

The mission of the Christina Grimmie Foundation is two-fold:

  • Goal 1

    GUN VIOLENCE VICTIMS SUPPORT

    To create a community of empathy and support for families affected by the devastating effects of gun violence.

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  • Goal 2

    BREAST CANCER SUPPORT

    To create a community of compassion and support for breast cancer patients and their families.

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