Shawn Mendes is launching his very own foundation, he revealed in a new Instagram post.

The 21-year-old recent VMA winner opened up about the mission of the foundation in his latest ‘gram.

“For a long time, I’ve wanted to find a way to amplify the causes that my fans care deeply about, and to further help them make their voices heard,” he started. “Our generation has the power to change the future of our planet, and to help carry that change forward for so many generations to follow.”

Shawn continued, “With that, I’m so excited to announce the launch of @ShawnFoundation, to support causes that are important to my fans and our generation. I will work alongside my fans to help provide them with a platform and the means to give back and take action.”

The foundation’s first two campaigns will be with SickKids in Canada, a Toronto based organization close to Shawn’s heart, & REVERB, an environmental nonprofit that engages fans to take action for people and the planet at shows and beyond, while helping artists reduce their environmental footprint and increase their positive impact on tour.

The Shawn Mendes Foundation on launch has already raised over $1,000,000, through partnerships & donations. Funds raised by SMF will go towards supporting its partner causes, including SickKids and REVERB, plus others identified by Shawn’s audience.

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