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Charitable Headquarters

What's the current guidance on Charitable Headquarters? I know they were eligible in the past, with specific guidance from Niantic: 

Q50: Are charity headquarters valid candidates? I'd think they'd fall under candidates that connect people but haven't seen any info about charities in the submission Guidelines.

A50: According to NIA OPS, “If they have cultural significance or have done something significant for the community, sure. Just make sure the Wayspot description mentions the significance to help other reviewers take the call.”


Under Criteria 3.1, I believe they'd still be eligible as "A great place to be social with others: something that draws us together to share an experience in a locally and culturally relevant way." 

For example, I'm thinking about non-profit charitable  groups and places like: 

Feed My Starving Children, where you can volunteer as groups or individuals to work in their assembly rooms to create food packages to ship to places of need around the world. (https://www.fmsc.org/).  They have only a handful of locations in the country and the volunterring process is definitely social and culturally relevant.


Cal's Angles, a local pediatric cancer foundation started by a local family that lost their son to leukemia. They provide financial assistance to pediatric cancer patients and their families and fund pediatric cancer research. (https://www.calsangels.org/)

The problem is, there isn't a suitable category under the “What is it?”

They aren't retail, or government… 

@NianticCasey-ING @NianticGiffard , what does Niantic say?

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