Riot Games, maker of games like League of Legends and VALORANT, announced today that it will be holding a charity voting campaign to give players around the world the opportunity to decide which organizations to support through Riot.
In partnership with Riot’s regional offices and GlobalGiving, the Riot Games Social Impact Fund has selected 84 non-profit organizations, whose work has an incisive action in 28 countries. The US company has allocated more than 6 million dollars, raised through various charitable initiatives in its games, to create for each country a fund proportional to its contribution to these campaigns.
From December 12 to 22, players will be able to visit the Riot website for learn about all selected non-profit organizations and choose which one they want Riot to give the funds to. At the end of the voting period, the organization with the most votes in each country will receive 50% of the funds allocated to that country, while the other two will each receive 25%. Riot has guaranteed a minimum donation of $10,000 to each non-profit that participates in the initiative.
For Italy we find the following participating organizations: Chayn Italia, L’Abilità Onlus Association, and Soleterre Foundation. Gamers have made significant contributions to the Social Impact Fund in 2022 thus far, including helping Riot distribute $5.4 million in humanitarian aid in Ukraine and participating in gaming fundraisers across all five of the company’s titles. Since its inception, the Social Impact Fund has donated to over 400 non-profits in 25 countries and has distributed more than $23 million in grants.
“Every year, when it comes to raising money for the Social Impact Fund and participating in gaming charities, gamers exceed our expectations and this year was no exception,” he said. Jimmy Hahn, Responsabile senior del Social Impact di Riot Games. “We believe in giving players the opportunity to make meaningful change in their communities and charity voting campaigns are a very useful tool for us to tell which causes and entities have the most weight locally. We truly have the best players in the world and I can’t wait to see which organizations they choose!”
Earlier this month, however, Riot announced the winners of the Designing for Digital Thriving Challenge.
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