Last year, players from all corners of the world rallied together to support 20 impactful nonprofits with the Dark Star Cho’Gath fundraiser. For this year’s charity fundraiser, we’re making our 1,000th skin extra special by donating 100% of proceeds from Dawnbringer Karma—and other related items—to the newly formed Riot Games Social Impact Fund at ImpactAssets, our charitable financial partner. The complete list of items we’ll be donating 100% of the proceeds from include:
Dawnbringer Karma skin
Dawnbringer Karma chromas
Dawnbringer Karma border set
Dawnbringer Karma bundle
Dawnbringer Karma Heart bundle
‘All Love’ emote
Dawnbringer Karma will be on sale from December 12, 2019 through January 13, 2020 before the items are removed from the shop. The Dawnbringer Karma skin and related content may eventually return in the Gemstone shop, but won’t be available for direct purchase after this fundraiser has ended.
The Social Impact Fund is a unique, philanthropic venture fund, which is a separate entity from Riot Games the game developer and publisher. This fund will allow us to make direct investments and charitable contributions to a wide array of global organizations that are aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. To date, Riot has already donated over $4 million on players’ behalf to promote equality in education, opportunity, and global citizenship.
Being a global company allows us to approach social impact with a global mindset. However, we know that some of the best solutions to social problems are found by those who are closest to the work. With the Riot Games Social Impact Fund, players will be able to decide the causes they want us to support in every corner of the world.
In the first quarter of 2020, players will be able to vote on different social issues that they want to see supported in their local regions. Riot will allocate a majority of the money raised through the Dawnbringer Karma fundraiser for nonprofits addressing causes that players vote are most important to them.
We’ll announce the specific nonprofits as soon as we can, but there are a lot of legal processes we need to follow in advance of a full announcement. For now, we can share that each nonprofit will be independently vetted for effectiveness and authenticity, selected based on local issues players have told us are most meaningful and resonant with them, and guarantee that each one will receive a minimum of $10,000 USD. Expect more news about the voting process in early 2020.
It’s truly remarkable what can happen when players rally together to help their communities. From all of us at Riot Games and from our nonprofit partners, thank you for everything you’ve done and we look forward to continuing moving forward together.