Bethesda confirms which charities it will be donating COVID-19 relief funds to

A couple of weeks ago, Bethesda announced it would be donating $1,000,000 to charities around the world to help with COVID-19 relief. At the time it announced that $500,000 would be donated to Direct Relief, while $250,000 would be donated to UNICEF. The remaining $250,000 was to be split amongst charities identified by Bethesda’s teams globally so as to have an impact in their communities.

The original breakdown can be found below:

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  • $500,000 will be given to Direct Relief, a charity which is directly involved in COVID-19 relief efforts, including the critically important work of providing personal protective equipment to health care workers.
  • $250,000 will go to UNICEF, which partners with front-line responders around the world to keep children and their families safe and protected.
  • $250,000 will be donated to local COVID-19 relief efforts within the communities where we work and live. These recipients will be chosen by our individual studios and international offices. This way we can support worthy charities fighting COVID-19 in our local communities across the world.

Now, the company has confirmed which charities will get money from the remaining pot of $250,000, and you can see the full list below along with which offices nominated them.

  • Capital Area Food Bank – ZeniMax Media, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda.net
  • Project Waves – ZeniMax Online Studios
  • Fondation de France in partnership with Institut Pasteur – Arkane Lyon, ZeniMax France
  • The SAFE Alliance – Arkane Austin
  • Central Texas Food Bank – Bethesda Game Studios Austin
  • North Texas Food Bank – id Software, Bethesda Game Studios Dallas
  • Moisson Montreal – Bethesda Game Studios Montreal
  • The Swedish Red Cross – MachineGames
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services – Roundhouse
  • Feed Nova Scotia – Alpha Dog
  • Freunde-Arche-Frankfurt – id Software, ZeniMax Germany
  • Refuge – ZeniMax Europe
  • Shanghai Animal Rescue – ZeniMax Asia Pacific
  • Friends with Dignity – ZeniMax Australia
  • The Red Cross – ZeniMax Benelux

The exact amounts each charity will get has not been disclosed. Bethesda also stated it would continue to do its streams to continue to raise money for the charities.

Source: Bethesda

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