What, no Patreon?
Nope! We’re not in this to make money. If we were, we wouldn’t break even. To put this into a perspective, a single one of our 15-20 minute audio dramas carries an approximate production cost of more than $4000+.
These costs don’t even take into consideration the editorial time injected into short fiction and contests on the site, or the rising webhosting costs as our community grows.
How can I make a difference?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us @coldopenstories and show us how you’re supporting a local charity. This can be a photo of you working on the frontlines, or proof of your financial donation to support services in your community.
Charities supported by fans
Fans of Cold Open Stories have supported the following charities. You can too.
Terry Fox Foundation | CANADA | In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to cancer, Terry Fox embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer victims. His Marathon of Hope continues to inspire others and raises money for cancer research to this day.
Mind | UK | Every year, one in four people experience a mental health problem. Mind offers confidential infolines, mental health related legal support, and award-winning publications to empower those struggling with mental health.
Wintercomfort| UK | Wintercomfort supports men and women who are homeless or vulnerably housed by offering them vital welfare services and opportunities for learning & training.
AI4ALL | USA | is a nonprofit working to increase diversity in artificial intelligence and create a world where AI is created by people who represent the diverse general population.
Hearing Health Foundation | USA | Working to prevent and cure hearing loss, the Hearing Health Foundation is a leader in driving new innovations and treatments for people with hearing loss, tinnitus, and other hearing disorders.
Black Lives Matter | International | Aid for the Black community is needed. Choose how to give: to the victims, protestors, Black owned businesses, or organizations. Options also include streaming and game-based donations.
SOS: Children’s Villages | International| More than 140 million children worldwide have lost one or both parents. When a child’s world is turned upside down, SOS Children’s Villages UK works to give them a home, a family, and provide them with quality education and medical care.
Community Relief Fund
July 2020 through August 2020
Regards need to be given to the following individuals for their gifts of time, words, and financial assistance. This list is not exhaustive (seriously, so many of you came together, so apologies if I missed you) but is an attempt to capture everyone.
With great regards: Andrew Dart & Dan Gomez
Special thanks: Adam McCourty, Adam James Selby-Martin, Alejandro Salinas Vega, Alex McGreal, Alex Watt, Amelia Coleby, Andrew Clark, Andrew Smith, Angelique Lazarus, Angelo Carrillo, Anthony Bilicki, Anton Diller, Arnoud Koenen, Artist Empire, Baron Sullivan, Bayne Macgregor, Benjamin Crossland, Benjamin Ian Burdige, Boman Modine, Bonnie Bogovich, Brent Amberger, Brook Sligh, Bruce Maxwell Warnock, Bryan Creel, Bryce Lee, Cari Scholtens, Carla Mack, Charlotte Selby-Martin, Chase Hicks, Chris B., Chris Lüts, Christian Marks, Cody Skrine, Craig York, Dan the Gamer Khan, Daniel Hicks, Daniel Summerbell, Darren Davies, Dave Ong, David Eaton, David Staten, Delio Pera, Derek Harde, Dolan Moles, Emily Go, Emily Zuma, Eric Lofgren, Erik Soltek, Erin Cotter, Fabio Bisaccia, Feeya Asmal, Gabriel Teo, George Abel, Gregory Williams, Hannah Hellwig, Harry Aquino, Heike Priweitzer, Isaac Dunn, J M Addy, Jack Whelan, Jack Whorton, Jackson, Jacques Bottjer, Jarrett Morgan, Jay Springett, Jeff Blakeney, Jem Duducu, Jen Caldwell, Jean Riehm, Jenny Strath, Jennifer Walls, John Johansen, John Woolley, Jonathan Beers, Josh Portillo, Js Earls, Julien Grimault, June Yoon, Justus Ackermann, Kalle Hellsten, Karl Aldred, Kat Peterson, Katie Binns, Kenneth Faircloth Jr, Kingsley Houston, Kirioth, Kyle Pham, Kyle Stroud, Lachlan Clifford, Lachlan Walmsley, Lee B Harvey, Liberty Charissage, Liz Plant, Luis Bermudez, Lukasz Furmaniak, Mark Gibson, Mark Sikora, Matthew Bulgen, Matthew Jakubinek, Matthew Ridley, Matthew Tansini, Max Smith, Michael Glindon, Nicholas Wolf, Nicholaus Vinson, Nikolas Yuen, Nina Nikolic, Nolan Jackson, Oculus (Jack) Imperia, Oliver Grimwood, Omar Khalid, Orniris Terensi, Paul Fischer, Paul Hesterberg, Paul Murphy, Per Gradin, Per Ottar, Peter Williamson, Phillip Sacramento, Preston Hicks, Realm & Ruin (Matt & Cam), Rich Valdes, Richard Bennett, Richard Jenkins, Richie Ammons, Rob Napier, Robert Renato Hack, Ross Baxter, Sarah McManus, Schröder Jos, Scott Allen, Scott Clemmons, Sean Wethereld, Stephanie Nguyen, Stephen Rhodes, Steve Joll, Steven Jeffers, Stewart Moyer, The Fluffenhammer (Adam, George, Andy), Theis P., Thomas Adkin, Thomas Pham, Tim McGrady, Troy Sterling Nies, Ty Williams, Tyler Hutson, Viktor Nyström, Viktor Strandberg, Yigit Firat