Earlier this year, The Pokémon Company shared a special GIF dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. It consists of Ash fist bumping Kiawe in a body of water together. Afterward, Nintendo of America shared an official statement about Black Lives Matter and George Floyd. Following its initial GIF, The Pokémon Company International shared a more formal statement. In addition, Pokémon GO developer Niantic also shared an official statement of its own. More recently, The Pokémon Company announced that has joined forces with Niantic to donate at least $5 million to nonprofit organizations around the world:
The Pokémon Company Group Donates $5 Million to Organizations Around the World Following Pokémon GO Fest 2020
List features groups that improve the lives of children with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Pokémon Company group, which includes The Pokémon Company International and its parent organization, The Pokémon Company, recently announced the intent to donate a minimum of $5 million USD following Pokémon GO Fest 2020. This donation is in addition to the $5 million USD minimum that its partners at Niantic, publisher and developer of Pokémon GO, also committed to give organizations following the event.
The Pokémon Company group’s donation will benefit charitable nonprofit organizations around the world that improve the lives of children, which is a key pillar of the Pokémon brand’s global philanthropic efforts now and in the future. A large portion of the organizations receiving funds from this donation were chosen due to their focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. As part of The Pokémon Company group’s ongoing commitment to the Black community, this includes organizations supporting education and mentorship opportunities for Black children.
Below is the list of organizations around the world receiving funds from The Pokémon Company group following Pokémon GO Fest 2020. More organizations will be added once confirmed.
- Black Girls Code
- Boys and Girls Club of Canada
- Central Única das Favelas
- Die Arche
- Fundación para la Protección de la Niñez
- Fundación Tomillo
- IMC Weekend School
- Institut Télémaque
- National Indian Child Welfare Association
- Plan International
- Reach Out
- Save the Children
- Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
- The Trevor Project
- World Vision