GameChanger Charity

aka GameChanger Charity   |   Rancho Mission Viejo, CA   |  www.gamechangercharity.org

Mission

GameChanger Charity leverages innovation and technology to ease the pain and suffering of patients dealing with life threatening illnesses, while working to ensure their rights to play, learn, and socialize.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO

Jim Carol

Main address

30767 Gateway Place #705

Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694 USA

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EIN

26-3438815

NTEE code info

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a lack of modern, kid friendly distraction therapy in pediatric hospitals. GameChanger Charity leverages tech and innovation - builds and delivers solutions to ease the pain and suffering of sick and isolated children. The worlds top tech firms have partnered with GameChanger Charity to create and donate those innovations.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Gamers Give Back Tour

In partnership with Child’s Play Charity, the Gamers Give Back Tour visits Children’s Hospitals around the country to host special events & celebrate the amazing ways that gaming can improve the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

GameChanger awards scholarships to patients who are nominated by their care givers and hospital staff for displaying exemplary character in the face of challenging life experiences.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

GameChanger provides cutting-edge experiences through custom software, Virtual-Reality (VR), and Augmented-Reality (AR) for children in hospitals around the world in order to enhance their general quality of life.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

GameChanger coordinates with hospital staff and gaming industry influencers to host multiplayer and VR activities for the enjoyment of patients.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our founder created a Global tech firm prior to his child getting sick. GameChanger Charity uses tech and innovation to ease the pain and suffering of sick isolated Children.

i.e. for instance VR* for pain reduction, live streaming private shows curated for younger patients.

*VR- Virtual Reality

We have spent 12 years building strong partnerships with Nvidia, EA, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Sony, and their divisions like X box, AWS, Twitch, You Tube . Each of these tech giants meet regularly with GameChanger Charity, working on solving problems like isolation. The Covid 19 pandemic has accelerated the need for virtual help as sick kids cannot go into the hospital lounges, the play rooms , or have visitors.

We have extreme software and live streaming pedigrees. We have written patents, received patents and donated those to help others. We have build major software systems with AWS, Google and Microsoft. The Founder of GameChanger Charity created one of the World's top For-Profit tech firms 20 years ago. This establishes credibility and respect for GameChanger Charity and our Mission. Over 250 hospitals have received donations thanks to the tech giants , like over $ 10M of X box games donated to hospitals in 2018.

We gutted a warehouse in 2016. Built recreated hospital rooms, down to the working patient beds.

We had 20 hospital executives visit these labs. We had Google, Microsoft , Amazon executives visit the labs.

We spent 3 years creating software to help patients with boredom, social isolation, and their education. We donate this tech to hospitals. We have changed the game for sick children globally.

Here is what Amazon wrote about our charities impact on sick children. https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/bringing-power-play-hospitalized-children/

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GameChanger Charity

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Jim Carol

GameChanger Charity

Term: 2008 -

Jim Carol

DonateGames dba GameChanger Charity

Jeff Shepard

Hughes Marino

Jon Storbeck

Knott's Berry Farm

Tim Stuart

Microsoft XBOX

Suzy Enwall

Innovation Labs

Jordan Maron

Influencer

Dave Levy

Amazon AWS

Emmett Shear

Twitch

Steve Huffman

Reddit

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/01/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data