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Humble Bundle Has Raised $50 Million For Charity In Four Years

by Mike Futter on Dec 16, 2014 at 05:28 AM

Humble Bundle has announced that it has reached a new milestone in its charity giving. The company, which facilitates pay-what-you-want collections of games, books, graphic novels, and music has raised $50 million for a variety of charities since its inception in 2010.

More than 50 organizations have been the recipient of funds earned through Humble purchases, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, and charity: water. Funds from the Humble Store, opened in 2013, also support charitable organizations.

Over $1 million has been raised from that endeavor, with 10 percent of purchases through the storefront supporting nonprofit organizations. “"We never imagined after the first Humble Indie Bundle that we might one day reach this milestone," said John Graham, co-founder and COO of Humble Bundle in a statement. "It is hard to truly comprehend the magnitude of $50 million for charity. We owe our thanks to the generosity of the Humble Bundle community -- to the content creators who entrust us with their works of art and to the consumers -- for making this possible."

The Humble Store is currently running a winter sale. For more information, you can read up in our previous coverage.

 

Our Take
Humble Bundles have fueled part of my backlog. It’s always a good feeling to know that even if the purchases get buried deep that at least the money I spent supported worthwhile charitable endeavors.