Stay in the Game Relief Fund

All donations 100% matched! Help nonprofits that serve and the support the gaming industry and community

$55,361 by 670 people

$50,000

Stay in the Game Relief Fund

Team Members

Casey

$2,685 / 94 donors

Will

$505 / 15 donors

Guy

$735 / 10 donors

Giselle

$660 / 11 donors

What's Good

$618 / 8 donors

MegaFans

$1,600 / 2 donors

Raw Fury

$1,075 / 2 donors

Free Lives

$2,000 / 1 donor

Leslie

$295 / 3 donors

GamerSpeak

$170 / 5 donors

Splash Damage

$133 / 5 donors

Nandy

$100 / 1 donor

Story

The COVID-19 pandemic has the gaming industry and community playing the world on challenge mode right now. Millions of gamers, developers, and studios are affected. 

Moments like this have a way of revealing what really matters to us. In this daunting time, people are turning to games as a source of relief, escape, and connection. We are reminded every day why we play games - and why the people who make and play games matter. 

Nonprofits that serve the video game community help make this industry the best it can be. This is why we’ve started the Stay in the Game Relief Fund - to help four nonprofits who serve and support this vibrant community stay in the game during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.


  • Take This envisions a game community that welcomes and supports people experiencing mental health challenges. 
  • Global Game Jam celebrates the positive cultural value of games by hosting the world’s largest annual game creation event.
  • IGDA-Foundation focuses on diversity and champions aspiring, international game developers in marginalized communities. 
  • The Games and Online Harassment Hotline provides text message-based emotional support to folks in and around the games industry.

Collectively, our four organizations decrease stigma and support the mental health of game lovers and creators, work to create supportive environments for an entry into this creative industry, and pave the way for a gaming industry and community that is as safe and inclusive as it is innovative. 

The need for our services and support is higher than ever. Games have always been there for us. Today, we need you to be there for the people who make and play them by donating. Your donations will be matched by companies from the games industry!

Our goal is $50,000. Are you game to help us?

Your gift will:

  • Support the mental and emotional health of our community in a time when we are all vulnerable. 
  • Elevate voices of marginalized people who want to tell their stories and bring their experiences to life through games. 
  • Help our organizations stay in the game for the long haul by sustaining our staff, core programs, and operations.
  • Be matched 100% by our amazing corporate sponsors:


If you want the video game community to emerge from this pandemic as vibrant and diverse as it can be, donate today!





Want to help raise money for Stay in the Game Relief Fund? Click the blue "Fundraise" button above to start your own fundraising page! We encourage individuals to make their own pages, and we encourage game companies to create and share a company page where your employees can give to the campaign and show your collective support of these nonprofits.

All funds raised through the Stay in the Game Relief Fund will be equally distributed to the four collaborating nonprofits. All are 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofits and all contributions are 100% tax-deductible. All donations will be processed through Feminist Frequency, the parent organization of the Games & Online Harassment Hotline, EIN #46-3408143.

Supporters

What's Good Games received a new donation from What's Good Games

4 days ago

$325

Happy to donate part of the profits of our "Defenders of Video Game City" limited edition pin for some great causes!

Neil Bickford made a donation

1 month ago

$100

MegaFans CharityTournament received a new donation from MegaFans

1 month ago

$116

Will Smith received a new donation from burtron

1 month ago

$69

Praise the wheel!

Splash Damage . received a new donation from Splash Damage

1 month ago

$70

Anonymous made a donation

1 month ago

in honor of emily mitchell made a donation

1 month ago

$5

found your game on gamepass today. The 1k points was sorta the icing on the cake. Thank you for your work with mental health. Forever grateful.

Guy Blomberg received a new donation from meowriko

1 month ago

$25

<3

Burning Wheel made a donation

1 month ago

$100

Leslie Pirritano received a new donation from From #thePurpleCrew @lovelaughleslie

1 month ago

$250

This comes from funds raised through twitch.tv/lovelaughleslie Thanks to #ThePurpleCrew!!!

Nick Kornek made a donation

1 month ago

$25

Giselle Rosman received a new donation from David Thompson

1 month ago

$25

Keep pushing forward, keep doing great work. These are difficult times but especially as someone working on a non-profit game project at the moment. I wanted to do something to help support the non-profits of the game industry, You have my admiration, my gratitude and my support. I hope this contribution helps.

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