When players raise money for charity by supporting the Star Guardians or purchasing VALORANT’s Give Back Bundle, that money goes directly into the Riot Games Social Impact Fund. We launched the fund in 2019 to make direct investments in organizations pushing for a better world. In December, we asked players to help determine how we allocate our grant funding to nonprofits around the world.
In all, $6 million (or about 550,000 Star Guardian Taliyah skins in USD) was allocated to be donated to charities around the world for this year's charity voting campaign in partnership with GlobalGiving. Across 28 regions, three different nonprofits were available for voting in each region. These nonprofits all work on impactful causes spanning climate change, education, gender equality, and plenty more.
While competition in our games is kinda our thing, all of these nonprofits are winners in our book so the nonprofit that receives the most votes will get 50% of that country’s pool and the other two organizations will each receive 25%. Every single organization on this list is guaranteed to receive at least $15,000.
Once the voting concluded, we’d received about 775,000 votes from players all around the world. It was truly inspiring seeing all our players come together to champion the causes they care about most. Below you can see all the options with the organization in bold receiving the most votes from players.
Fondo de Mujeres del Sur
Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
New Relationship Trust
Good To Be Good
Asociación Cultural Femenina
Solidarité Formation Médiation (SFM) Clichy
Tafel Deutschland e.V.
Sporos Regeneration Institute
Irida Women's Center
Teach For India
Mann Deshi Foundation
The Opentree Foundation
Saya Suka Membaca
Yayasan Kemanusiaan Ibu Pertiwi
L’abilità Associazione Onlus
Japan Institute for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Borneo Project
Persatuan Harapan Mulia
Fugee: Liberty to Learn Berhad
Pronatura Noroeste A.C.
Pasitos Centro Psicopedagógico
Mano Vuelta A.C.
Asociación Grupo de Trabajo Redes
Haligi ng Bata, Inc.
Fundacja PODAJ DALEJ
Korea Science Service
Korea Green Foundation
Korean Association for Safe Communities
Apadrina la Ciencia
Aldeas Infantiles SOS de España
Bright Side Projects
Modern Women's Foundation
Taiwan Digital Talking Book Association
Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation
Türkiye Eğitim Gönüllüleri Vakfı
Buldan Eğitim ve Dayanışma Vakfı
Kadın Emeğini Değerlendirme Vakfı
Drive Forward Foundation
World Wildlife Fund
Raising a Reader
Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund
*An organization from Vietnam had to drop out of the voting process so the other two Vietnamese nonprofits are splitting the full prize pool.