Bethesda and its parent company, Zenimax, have pledged a $1 million donation to support efforts to battle COVID-19. The money will be spread across several local and international “front-line organizations.”
A blog post over on Bethesda’s website earlier today highlights how the funds will be allocated with the following breakdown:
- $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.
As the impact of the pandemic is felt across the world, it’s nice to see companies within the video game industry both big and small doing their bit to help. Last week, the speedrunning group Games Done Quick raised $400,000 during its Corona Relief Done Quick charity event.