The Video Game Industry

ESA Foundation

A nonprofit leveraging video games to create social impact.

For 17 years, the ESA Foundation has supported programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth by harnessing the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry.  Thanks to the generous support of the public and ESA members, the Foundation provides funding for students, schools and nonprofits across the country.

Its grant program, in particular, supports a wide range of nonprofits at the intersection of youth and interactive technologies, such as civic engagement, health care, and STEAM education. The ESA Foundation further supports young adults by awarding scholarships that empower women and minority students to follow their dream of earning a video game art or science-related degree. Most recently, its signature We Are initiative has been building on the scholarship fund by championing new, underrepresented voices in the industry.

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Providing Opportunity
350 scholarships provided to women and minority students.
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Making an Impact
$22+ million funds raised.
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Changing Lives
144 grants awarded.
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Giving Back
136 nonprofits and charities supported.
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Thought Leadership and Perspectives
Economic Impact
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