By Syrena Felty
The U.S. military is a workplace. But while each branch’s end goal is a safer world for Americans through potential and literal warfare, there are still similarities in military and civilian workplaces in which common ground can be found. The Call of Duty Endowment has worked hard to create that common ground.

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What Is Call of Duty Endowment?

The Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) is a non-profit organization that was created by the CEO of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick, and Brian Kelly, the chairman of Activision Blizzard’s board of directors in 2009.

It was founded in an effort to assist Veterans of the U.S. in advancing to meaningful civilian careers after serving. Soon after, Call of Duty Endowment would expand to also help U.K. Veterans.

Other non-profits enjoy funding from the Endowment that helps those leaving the military transition into the civilian workforce. Since getting started, CODE has worked with notable charities and major companies, such as the Paralyzed Veterans of America and Deloitte.

Together, these organizations have helped service members transitioning find gainful employment once entering civilian life. Here are the core grantees that work with CODE today:

  • Hire Heroes USA.
  • JVS SoCal.
  • Operation: Job Ready Veterans.
  • Salvation Army Community Integration Services.
  • Still Serving Veterans.
  • The Forces Employment Charity (RFEA).
  • US VETS, Veterans Inc.
  • Vet Jobs Powered by Corporate America Supports You.
  • Walking With The Wounded.
  • Workshops for Warriors.

Funded by donations from gamers, individuals, corporate partners, and Activision Blizzard itself, 100% of the donations go to Veterans, as Activision Blizzard handles the Endowment’s operational expenses.

How to Donate

Start off with the battle.net download. Battle.net is your one stop shop for multiple games, in game purchases, and more. Here you will make a battle.net login where you can add funds and purchase directly. The Call of Duty endowment pack is available for purchase with your battle.net account for $9.99.

This pack is available for PlayStation, XBOX and PC. You can also become a monthly donor, start a fundraiser on your stream or Facebook, or buy endowment merchandise. Visit the Call of Duty Endowment page on the web for more information.

The CODE Bowl and True Legends Event

Esports continues to grow in popularity. Whether it's playing them or watching streamers engage in their favorite games, there's a lot of attention being paid to video games of all sorts these days.

A collaboration between the Call of Duty Endowment and the U.S. Army Esports team began in 2019. The event is presented by the Call of Duty Endowment USAA group.

Entering its first inter-service competition, the USSF won it all in the second CODE Bowl. Another Call of Duty Endowment event was held from Nov 17 to Nov 24th. Call of Duty Endowment True Legends was an event in which players could earn extra XP in order to unlock special endowment rewards.

Show Your Support

Call of Duty Endowment makes it easy to show your support. With the battle.net partnership, anyone is able to create a free account. The affordable Endowment pack makes it possible for nearly everyone to be included.

The Call of Duty Endowment is proving parents throughout the U.S. wrong about video games not leading to jobs. Fortunately, this means meaningful employment for our heroes, both serving America and the Veteran population.

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