Geeks Doing Good

worldbuilders  fundraising


We believe that people will always help others when given the chance. It’s our aim to give everyone that chance.

Worldbuilders is a non-profit that does one thing: we raise money for charities we respect that might otherwise get overlooked by the geek community. The Worldbuilders team is full of geeks, gamers, and book nerds, and people like us tend to respect intelligent solutions--whether it’s a rock-solid magic system in our favorite fantasy series, or an airtight game mechanic that’s easy to learn and offers amazing variety.

Over the last ten years, Worldbuilders--with the support of our community of awesome geeks--has raised nearly $6.25 million for various charities.

The charities we support all feature brilliant strategies for helping people in need. Our flagship charity is Heifer International, who has been managing smart, sustainable programs for over 70 years, and working tirelessly to pull communities out of poverty worldwide. Heifer isn’t the only group we work with, though--you can learn more about some of our favorite charities below:

Heifer International provides long-term solutions to give people a hand up so they can pull themselves (and ultimately, their whole community) out of poverty. Heifer’s programs start with education, feature a common sense approach at a local level, and have a proven track record of sustainability and a far-reaching ripple effect of people helping others to thrive.

Mercy Corps focuses on more immediate issues involving refugees from war and natural disasters, bringing not only basic needs but also making sure people have the normalcy and safety they need to survive. They think of things most of us don’t, like establishing playgrounds in shanty towns and supporting community moderators to help settle disputes.

First Book promotes literacy by making sure communities without access to books and learning material actually get the educational resources they need. By distributing books to disadvantaged families and schools, they ensure that kids--and some adults--are armed with one of the most valuable skills: literacy.

Follow the links below to find out what we do and why.