Major Donors

Major Donors

hrcHogwarts Running Club

Hogwarts Running Club raised $77,500 for the HPA in 2015, allowing us to coordinate our most successful Accio Books campaign of all time. Together, we raised over 100,000 books for 50 literacy programs across the world and built a new library in Masaka, Uganda. HRC chose the HPA as their charity partner for a second time in 2017, raising enough money to fund our third annual Granger Leadership Academy conference.


We are grateful for the continued support from GeekyCon, whose financial contributions and friendship makes our work possible; and whose events make this community a more magical and vibrant place for all.

p4a.jpgThe Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck

Project For Awesome is an annual contest where YouTube content creators promote and raise awareness for their favorite charities. The HPA is proud to have the support of our Brothers and Sisters in Awesome!

ford foundationFord Foundation

Grants from the Ford Foundation have supported our first two Granger Leadership Academy conferences. With the foundation’s help, we are training fan activists to be the heroes of their own narrative.


Our creator and co-founder Andrew Slack is an Ashoka fellow; his first fellowship with Ashoka helped fuel the HPA’s innovative work in human rights and economic inequality from fall 2014 through spring 2015.

nathan cummingsNathan Cummings Foundation

Andrew Slack’s fellowship with Nathan Cummings Foundation has facilitated the development of his new Imagine Better Network. The fellowship has also directly supported the HPA’s Odds in Our Favor campaign.

hawaiicommunityHawai‘i Community Foundation

The HPA has received two grants from the foundation’s Omidyar Program. These grants have helped to support our operating costs in 2014 and 2015.


The world’s greatest conference for YouTube creators and fans contributed a generous matching fund grant to our tenth anniversary fundraiser, HPA10. Thanks, VidCon!

john greenJohn Green

He’s not just a fantastic author of young adult books -- John Green is also a wizard activist and a generous supporter of the HPA. John contributed matching funds to our Equality FTW 2014 and HPA10 fundraisers.

refine + focus.jpgRefine + Focus

Zach Braiker and Purnima Thakre of Refine + Focus have helped us through many organizational challenges. Most recently, they donated their time to our strategic planning process, for which they served as close consultants and advisors.

chase-community-giving.jpgChase Community Giving

In 2010, due to the dedication of members, partners and staff, the HPA received a generous grant from Chase Community Giving. The grant has gone towards expanding our reach and improving our literacy and LGBT rights programs.

dmp.jpgDear Mr. Potter/Lily Zalon

Lily Zalon created this beautiful collection of letters, essays, pictures and dreams all inspired by a shared love of Harry Potter by fans across the world. All profits benefited the Harry Potter Alliance.

hatp.jpgHarry and the Potters

They are made of pure rock, and fight evil across the world with their punkness. As pioneers in the Harry Potter universe, they helped create the HPA and have raised money to support the HPA’s day to day operations since its founding in 2005.

whomping-willows.jpgThe Whomping Willows

Pure innovators in wizard rock, fan culture and human awareness, The Whomping Willows have been giving love and support to the HPA since its inception.

roddick-foundation.jpgThe Roddick Foundation

The Roddick Foundation was one of the first philanthropic entities to take a chance on us. For believing in us and giving us that chance to become a full-fledged organization with goals and the means to realize them, we will always be indebted.