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 The Patachou Foundation as the Official 2022 Charity Partner!

The Patachou Foundation

About The Patachou FOundation:

Since 2013, The Patachou Foundation has prepared and served daily meals and learning experiences for children to increase their awareness of and excitement about food. Every menu is planned with kids’ voices at the center. The Patachou Foundation serves over 75,000 scratch-made meals for kids annually and fights the root causes of hunger in our community.

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Past Charities

Since moving to Indianapolis, Gen Con, along with its sponsors, exhibitors, artists, attendees, and vendors, has raised nearly $400,000 for charity.

  • 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!