Worldbuilders 2021 Fundraiser

Building a Better World

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  • What is Worldbuilders?

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  • Heifer International

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  • Featured Team

  • Prizes

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What is Worldbuilders?

Worldbuilders is a charity founded by Pat Rothfuss that works to harness the enthusiasm and kindness of the the geek community. Since 2010, we've raised more than $15,000,000 for various charitable causes, and given away over half a million dollars of books, games, and other prizes to the community. We host events and foster a community where people can gather and share their joy while raising funds in order to make the world a better place.

By partnering with established non-profits with decades of proven success like Heifer International and Mercy Corps, we're able to have a huge impact, bringing about long-term sustainable change to the lives of people all over the world.

Heifer International

For more than 70 years, Heifer International has worked to improve education, sustainable agriculture, and local industry all over the world.

They don’t just keep kids from starving, they help people care of themselves. They give families goats, chickens, and sheep so children have milk to drink, eggs to eat, and warm clothes to wear. They provide communities with clean water to drink, building materials to improve homes, and business training to help families become self-sufficient.

Touching Stories


For every $10 you donate during the Worldbuilders fundraiser, you'll get a chance to win something from our prize draw. Over $100,000 of delightful geeky swag: Books, comics, games and more.

That means if you donate $20, (enough for a flock of chickens) your name goes in twice. Donate $60, enough for tree seedlings, and your name goes in six times. Donate enough for a goat ($120) and your name goes in 12 times.

What’s in the lottery? A lot. So much that if I showed it to you all at once, the raw intensity of the aggregate awesome would cook your brain like a toad thrown into the sun. But if you want to risk it, you can see details about prizes


Teams are groups of folks that band together for the greatest adventure of all: helping others! During the Worldbuilders EOY Fundraiser we’ll be highlighting different teams that are helping make the event a success. Teams can be any shape and size and even offer their own unique stretch goals and special events. Check out each team page to get the lowdown on what they’re offering!