Mindy Kaling Celebrated 40th Birthday by Donating $40,000

Can Mindy Kaling get anymore amazing?!

Kaling turned the tables on birthday giving, by gifting $1,000 to 40 different charities on her 40th birthday.

The Office and The Mindy Project star took to Twitter on Monday to share her gratitude for life and for her daughter, and shared she wanted to express that thankfulness by helping others.

Kaling started the giving off by donating $1,000 to Raices, a non-profit rganization in Texas that helps immigrants. She then asked for charity suggestions from her fans, who have been flooding her with their favorite non-profits. She announced new charity donations throughout the day.

Here’s a list of the charities she donated to…

  1. Raices
  2. Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin
  3. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  4. Charity Water
  5. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  6. The Nature Conservancy
  7. End Rape on Campus
  8. Lupus Foundation of America
  9. Food on Foot
  10. Trevor Project
  11. Unlikely Heroes
  12. Thistle Farms
  13. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  14. Innocence Project
  15. The Gentle Barn
  16. Mom’s Demand Action
  17. Girls Inc. LA
  18. Together We Rise
  19. Trans Lifeline
  20. NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  21. Sheldrick Wildlife
  22. No Kid Hungry
  23. Planned Parenthood
  24. Hilarity for Charity
  25. The McKenna Claire Foundation
  26. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
  27. Lustgarten Foundation
  28. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  29. Blue Ridge Conservancy
  30. The Lower East Side Girls Club of NY
  31. Steps of Faith
  32. Friends of Disabled Adults and Children
  33. The Trevor Project
  34. Christopher’s Haven
  35. Wounded Warrior Project
  36. Doctors Without Borders
  37. Rosie’s Place
  38. Pine Street Inn
  39. Camp Jabberwocky
  40. The Pad Project

You can see Kaling in theaters, starring in Late Night, which opened everywhere June 14th.

Michael Clouse

Michael Clouse


Michael Clouse is a writer and Producer at AfterBuzz TV.