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. To view a list of grantees—including amazing organizations like After-School All-Stars, Global Kids, and iCivics—please visit here.
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.
The ESA Foundation also hosts Nite to Unite, an annual industry fundraiser that goes a long way in supporting all of the Foundation’s programs and initiatives.