Charity Partners

Gen Con isn't just about gaming; it's also about giving! Gamers giving back to the community is a key part of The Best Four Days in Gaming™!

Gen Con was pleased to host Tangram and The Rose Gauntlet Foundation as our Official 2024 Charity Partners!



Founded in 1985, Tangram is a leading nonprofit organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana, dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities to achieve their fullest potential.

Through a wide range of person-centered programs and services, Tangram provides support, resources, and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families.

With a focus on inclusivity, independence, and community integration, Tangram offers tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of each individual, fostering a supportive environment that promotes personal growth and opportunities for meaningful engagement. By joining alongside other community partners, Tangram strives to create a more inclusive society where people of all abilities are valued and included. Tangram offers a wide range of individualized services to meet the unique needs of the people we serve, such as community and residential support, behavior consulting, life coaching, transportation, wellness services, ABA, and much more!

At Tangram, we are committed to making a positive impact and driving meaningful change for individuals with disabilities, promoting equality, and fostering a more inclusive and accessible world for all. For more information about our programs, volunteer opportunities, or ways to support our mission, please visit or contact us at [email protected].

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The Rose Gauntlet Foundation

ABOUT The Rose Gauntlet Foundation:

Rose Gauntlet Foundation is a dedicated community-driven initiative focusing on creating events and providing resources that foster inclusivity and uplift underrepresented people within the tabletop gaming industry.

Rose Gauntlet Foundation's roots trace back to the inaugural "Big Gay Dinner," a gathering of LGBTQ+ professionals in tabletop games passionate about expanding the community. What started as a small gathering blossomed into a vibrant community seeking to extend its reach and impact.

In 2020, Rose Gauntlet Entertainment was established, a publishing company that aims to broaden the reach of inclusivity in tabletop gaming. Recognizing the importance of fostering connections among individuals lacking means or access, we began to host regular events that would achieve the type of impact we hoped to have in the industry.

As our mission expanded, the pivotal year of 2022 marked a significant milestone with the establishment of the BIPOC Lounge at Gen Con—an endeavor that garnered widespread acclaim from underrepresented gamers and professionals. The resounding success of this venture underscored the need for a dedicated platform to amplify our mission and reach.

In response to growing demand and a steadfast commitment to our cause, the Rose Gauntlet Foundation was formed as an official 501c3 non-profit organization in 2023. This evolution symbolized our unwavering dedication to creating inclusive spaces, providing essential resources, and empowering underrepresented groups within the tabletop gaming community.

As we continue to expand our efforts, we aspire to cultivate a landscape in tabletop games where underrepresented groups can find unity, feel valued, and gain access to every opportunity the tabletop games industry makes available. Our belief is that by supporting our community, we can empower others to champion each other and support the aspirations of all who seek to thrive within the hobby and industry of tabletop games.

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Past Charities

Since moving to Indianapolis, Gen Con and its sponsors, exhibitors, artists, attendees, and vendors have raised nearly $425,000 for charity.

  • 2023 — Indy Reads and Game Pathways
  • 2022 — The Patachou Foundation
  • 2021 — Trinity Haven and Take This
  • 2020 — (Gen Con Online) I Need Diverse Games
  • 2019 — Special Olympics Indiana and Game to Grow
  • 2018 — Jack Vasel Memorial Fund and Second Helpings
  • 2017 — Child Advocates
  • 2016 — The PourHouse
  • 2015 — The Julian Center
  • 2014 — Gleaners' BackSacks Program
  • 2013 — Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • 2012 — STARS Youth Foundation
  • 2011 — School on Wheels
  • 2010 — Pajama Program
  • 2009 — Indiana Math and Science Academy
  • 2008 — Fisher House
  • 2007 — Christel House
  • 2006 — Rupert’s Kids

The entire Gen Con team sincerely appreciates your support for these charity efforts. Together, we have made an important difference in the lives of those in both our Indiana and wider gaming communities. Thank you!