ESA Foundation


Focused on creating opportunities for America’s youth, the ESA Foundation hosts a number of educational and fundraising events throughout the year. 

They range from game jams to annual galas to panels and workshops conducted in conjunction with the video game industry’s tradeshow, E3. 

The intent of each event is to provide underrepresented students with opportunities to pursue their interest in video games while engaging in STEAM learning and forging pathways into the industry.

#InvestInThem Roundtable Series

The ESA Foundation’s #InvestInThem Roundtable Series features exceptional panelists discussing ways in which we all can create opportunities for girls and young women to raise their voices and follow their passions for STEAM.
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Invest In Them

The ESA Foundation is uniting the video game community for a week of fundraising live streams and other activities designed to raise awareness and funds for worthy organizations empowering girls to become innovators in STEAM fields.

Date: March 22-26
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Say Goodbye to 2020 For Good!

Join the ESA Foundation and the video game community in saying goodbye to 2020 by helping to empower exceptional students and organizations in 2021! During one exciting week filled with live streams, influencers, celebrities and streamers will raise awareness and funds for the ESA Foundation and select charities.

Date: December 14-18
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Nite to Unite

Nite to Unite is the ESA Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, an annual gala that takes place in San Francisco and gathers together more 600 video game industry leaders to celebrate the industry’s philanthropy and raise money for the Foundation’s mission.

Date: TBA
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What’s Needed to Design and Build an Inclusive Metaverse?

On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, ESA Foundation Executive Director Anastasia Staten led “Video Games and the Metaverse: How We Will Build it Together,” a GamesBeat Summit panel with leading industry members on “building this new reality to reflect our aspirations and diversity.”
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A Glimpse Into The Future

In October, a game jam co-hosted by the ESA Foundation and Amazon Games immersed D.C.-area students in the world of video game design and revealed how much they have to offer the industry.
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Learning From The Pros

A recent event co-hosted by the ESA Foundation and Amazon Games in Washington, D.C., enabled students like Kayla Harwell to create video games with professional help.
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