ESA Foundation

The ESA Foundation harnesses the collective power of the video game industry to create positive social impact in communities across the country.

For 20 years, the ESA Foundation has supported youth-focused social impact programs and more recently, convenes industry leaders to further relevant Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging conversations. Foundation programming has included:

  • Grantmaking to a wide range of nonprofits at the intersection of youth and interactive technologies, such as civic engagement, health care, and STEAM education.
  • Scholarships for women and minority students pursuing video game art or science-related degrees.
  • Hosting Nite to Unite, an annual industry fundraiser that partially supports the Foundation’s programs and initiatives.

In 2023-2024 the Foundation has paused scholarships and grant making to reflect on how best it can contribute to the field. More information on past Foundation programming can be found here.