Where to find: tabletop RPG (and D&D) related charities!
- My goals with this list
- Making recommendations and corrections
- The list!
My goal with this tabletop RPG charity list:
My goal is to help you find tabletop RPG related charities that either can help you out by providing a resource OR that you can help support for others to benefit from. Here are some of the ways that you can do this!
Donating money, time, or materials to benefit others
When you are able to donate, these charities are great places to consider, especially if you are passionate about both tabletop RPGs and the cause that benefits (education, inclusivity, health, etc). A donation of money or time makes a big difference in the lives of others and can create a bigger impact as you combine your efforts with others through a charity.
Several charities also provide books and game materials to players as part of their mission, so donating your own materials from a recent publication you have made or a book you have bought can be another way to help support both one of these organizations and either a creator you want to support or your own work at the same time.
Charities as an alternative gift or as a group gift
A nice alternative gift that you can “buy” for someone is a donation to a charity in their name or in the name of a group.
As an individual gift, you would pick a charity that you think that person would like and then make a donation in their name (or even their tabletop RPG character’s name).
You could also go in as a group with your tabletop RPG players, agreeing to forgo gifts around a holiday to instead have each player put $10 towards a single donation in the name of your adventuring party.
Several organizations also run or support live streams for charity, which can be a great opportunity for your tabletop RPG group to get involved with OR you could gift someone money to donate during a charity stream they are looking forward to so they can participate in the game (often, donations during a game let you affect rolls or events).
Utilizing charities as a resource
Several of these charities provide a resource to individuals who would benefit from a support group, individuals who have a disability, teachers who need classroom resources, students who need educational assistance, and more. If you are in need of some help or are looking for an organization that may be able to support a cause you are passionate about, this list can help you find them.
Recommendations and corrections to this list of tabletop RPG related charities
If you have recommendations for additional charities to research and add or if you see a correction is needed, please contact me through the site’s contact form. I am happy to make updates and want all my information to be correct.
The list of tabletop RPG related charities!
|Charity name and website||Charity goals||TTRPGkids articles|
|Game to Grow||Uses tabletop RPGs for therapeutic, educational, and community growth||interview
Critical Core review
|Creators Assemble||Promoting literacy through comics and education through gaming||interview|
|Jasper's Game Day||Raising funds via tabletop RPGs for suicide prevention and awareness|
|Extra Life||Supporting children's hospitals through various gaming mediums|
|Bodhana Group||Using tabletop games for therapeutic and clinical practices|
|Alexandria RPG||Providing a lending library of tabletop RPGs for those in need|
|Tabletop Gaymers||Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion by championing the visibility and recognition of the LGBTQIA+ community through tabletop gaming|
|Tabletop Alliance||Sending FREE game kits to educators, librarians, and community leaders to use with kids|
|DOTS RPG Project||Making tabletop RPGs more accessibility friendly|
|RPG Research||Creating a free and open source research base for tabletop RPGs|
|Critical Role Foundation||Supporting various charities as friends of the Critical Role AP stream|
|Roll for Good||Supports other charities through their tabletop RPG streams and resources|
|various charity bundles||check on sites like itch.iitch.ioo for various charity bundles of TTRPGs that support different causes|
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