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Niantic BLM Donations Resulted in 28 Charities Getting $7 Million

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Back in June 2020, Niantic detailed the Black Lives Matter donations and response it would have. For example, its preliminary response included a promise of at least $5 million from Pokemon GO Fest 2020 ticket sale proceeds going to charities and a new fund. Now, the company offered a greater accounting of its donations, which included $7 million going to 28 different charities.

Here’s a list of the 28 charities Niantic gave money to.

  • 9 Dots
  • The Advancement Project
  • African American Community Service Agency (AACSA)
  • Alberta Main Street
  • The Audre Lorde Project
  • Backyard Basecamp
  • Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas
  • City of Dreams
  • Code Crew
  • The Dunbar Coalition, Inc
  • The Equity Alliance
  • Geeking Out Kids of Color
  • Girls, Inc of NYC
  • Inneract Project
  • Keep Growing Detroit
  • Ladies of Virtue
  • Main St. Launch (African American Entrepreneurship Institute)
  • The Montana Racial Equity Project
  • My Block, My Hood, My City
  • Oakland Public Education Fund
  • OCCUR
  • RYSE Center
  • Sanctuary in the City
  • Six Square
  • TechRow Fund
  • Urban Arts Partnership (School of Interactive Arts)
  • US Black Chambers
  • Wilderness Works

As a reminder, the Niantic’s other initial charitable contributions were as follows:

  • $60,000 to Gameheads
  • $100,000 to Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Niantic’s infographic also pointed out that it gave $170,000 to “pandemic relief efforts” and $700,000 to causes that would help people with “education, health, and sustainability efforts.” It didn’t specifically name the charities that received those donations.

Some of Niantic’s mobile games include Pokemon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite for Android and Apple iOS devices.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.