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™!

This year Gen Con is partnering with two incredible organizations in our charity efforts to support Indianapolis, the gaming community, and diversity in the industry.

Please welcome Take This and Trinity Haven as Gen Con's 2021 Charity Partners!

Take This

About Take This:

Take This is the only organization providing mental health resources, guidelines, training, and support tailored to the unique needs of game developers and the game community while embracing the diverse cultures of the community. Take This’ mission is to decrease the stigma and increase support for mental health among game developers and enthusiasts. Take This runs the AFK Room Program at game conventions, provides mental health workshops for game companies and their human resource departments, partners with industry groups to support mental health, curates information on treatment options and how to find help, and runs the Take This Ambassador Program for streamers.

Learn more by visiting

Trinity Haven

About Trinity Haven:

Trinity Haven opened in April 2021 and provides housing options and supportive services focusing on LGBTQ young adults who are experiencing housing instability. Trinity Haven provides programs and services that include a long-term Transitional Living Program (TLP) which offers up to 24 months of shared housing, stabilization assistance, support services, independent living skills, case management, and care coordination for young adults residing here in the state of Indiana; as well as a short-term Host Homes Program (HHP) which offers up to 6 months of community-based housing and intensive case management for young adults in Indianapolis/Marion County. Their Youth Engagement Specialist assists with permanent housing options for those exiting the TLP and HHP. At Trinity Haven, young adults will find a safe harbor and professional staff that are warm, welcoming, and affirming. Their hope is that no LGBTQ young adult in Indianapolis has to spend the night on a park bench or under a bridge ever again.

Learn more by visiting

Past Charities

Since moving to Indianapolis, Gen Con, along with its sponsors, exhibitors, artists, attendees, and vendors, has raised over $340,000 for charity.

  • 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!