If there’s one word that captures the spirit of our players, it’s passion. This passion extends beyond the game and into communities all around the world. At Riot, we look for ways to empower our players to raise money and give back to the causes they deeply care about and make meaningful change in their own backyard.
Every year we host in-game fundraising events across all our games. During these events players can either participate in an in-game charity challenge or purchase a particular skin, Gun Buddy, bundle, or Event Pass with a percentage of the proceeds from that purchase going directly to the Riot Games Social Impact Fund.
Charity Voting Campaign
At the end of every year we hold our annual Charity Voting Campaign. Working with our local offices and our grantmaking partner GlobalGiving, the Riot Games Social Impact Fund selects 84 nonprofits that we think are leading impactful and meaningful work in 28 regions. We use the money raised by players through various in-game fundraisers to create a charity pool for each country based on their proportional participation in these campaigns.
During the campaign window, players can head over to the campaign site to cast their votes. Players can vote for any nonprofit in any of the participating regions. Each player can only vote once, so it’s important to make it count!
At the end of the voting period, the organization with the most votes from each region will receive 50% of that region’s charity pool. The other two organizations will each receive 25%. Each participating nonprofit will be eligible to receive at least $10,000 of the charity pool.
The money we donate to charities comes directly from the people who play our games so it’s important to us that players also have a say in where that money goes.
We want to thank everyone who participates in our charity events throughout the year. We’re grateful to be a part of a community that speaks out about the causes they care about and pushes for the world to be a better place tomorrow than it is today.