Unity for Humanity

Grants, events, community, and mentorship for creating change

Driving real-time impact

We believe visionary creators are the catalyst for a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable world. The Unity for Humanity program uplifts, supports, and connects changemakers using real-time 3D to build a brighter future.

What is Unity for Humanity?

The Unity for Humanity program empowers real-time 3D creators to make the world a better place by helping bring their visions to life and amplifying their impact.


We provide financial support needed by creators to bring their projects to market.


We use our technical skills and expertise to help empower creators to realize their visions.

Inspiration & education

Through the Unity for Humanity summit, we inspire creators to use their real-time 3D skills for good.


Publishing an experience isn’t the end of the road. We use our reach to help social impact projects connect with wider audiences and create lasting change.

The Unity for Humanity Grant

We provide funding and technical support for RT3D impact projects. This year, we’re collaborating with the Inspiring Children Foundation, founded by award-winning artist and mental health advocate, Jewel. 

We’re awarding $500,000 USD total, including a grant specifically awarded to a project that promotes holistic health for youth in alignment with Jewel’s Inspiring Children Foundation

Apply by January 5th 2024.

Past Grants

We partner with organizations and activists to support creators making an impact on the world around them.

Imagine Grant

In 2021 we partnered with award-winning artist and activist Common to create the Imagine Grant, given to the project that best inspires audiences to ‘imagine a better world.’

Rare Impact Challenge
Rare Beauty’s Rare Impact

We partnered with Rare Beauty’s Rare Impact to fund immersive experiences that raise awareness, increase support access, and destigmatize conversations surrounding mental health.

Environment & Sustainability Grant
UNEP and Project Drawdown

We collaborated with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Project Drawdown to provide grants for creators using real-time 3D to foster a more sustainable world.

The Unity for Humanity Summit

At the annual Unity for Humanity Summit, we host an amazing group of changemakers and RT3D experts. Hear their inspirational stories, learn about tools and strategies for success, and network with fellow impact creators.

Unity for Humanity Summit Highlights

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Transforming communities with RT3D programs

In this session you'll see how education institutions are using real-time 3D to drive positive social impact.

Changing the world with AR

Watch this session to hear how AR is transforming the way we interact with content – and learn how it can make a world of difference.

Level up! Creating a more sustainable gaming universe

Watch and listen as leaders discuss the future of green gaming content, operations, and partnerships.

Support. Awareness. Impact. Change.

Sign up to the Social Impact mailing list to be the first to hear about the next open call for grant submissions and dates for the next Unity for Humanity Summit. Join the creator community Discord to share your social impact work.

Unity for Humanity Grant FAQ

What is the Unity for Humanity Grant?

The Unity for Humanity Grant is an open call for impact-driven project submissions. Through this annual grant we award funding, technical support, marketing, and other resources. Although we only grant to a limited number of projects through this call, we add all submissions to a database which we utilize throughout the year to award other opportunities.

What type of projects are eligible to apply?

Impact driven projects of any genre (i.e., game, XR, film, solution) created using any RT3D platform (Unity, Unreal, Quill, etc.) are eligible to apply. Impact is defined as supporting any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Projects must be in production beyond conceptualization with a prototype or demo.

What are the requirements of the grant?

Grants are given to support the development or expansion of your RT3D impact project. Recipients are required to submit an annual form that confirms how the funds were used. Beyond that, we will share optional events and co-marketing tools.

Are there any content restrictions on eligible projects?

We will not accept projects that include or promote hate, violence, bullying, harassment, threats against individuals or groups of people, or illegal content.

Does my project need a nonprofit or charity partnership to receive a grant?

Projects must be charitable in nature. We encourage you to submit projects affiliated with a nonprofit organization. Grants cannot be made to an individual, so please include your nonprofit, studio, or other legal entity with your application. 

If you are not affiliated with a nonprofit organization, we will recommend nonprofit fiscal sponsors that you can partner with.

Are there any countries and territories prohibited from applying and why?

The countries and individuals the United States has introduced sanctions against are prohibited from applying. At present, this includes: the Crimea Region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.

What criteria do you use to select grant recipients?

The Unity for Humanity Grant rubric considers the following: 

  1. Vision (25%): A clear vision is presented
  2. Impact (25%): Measurable impact goals, calls to action, and alignment with the UN SDGs
  3. Inclusion (25%): The project team represents a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives
  4. Viability (25%): Realistic production and distribution plans
What language must submissions be in?

All applications must be submitted in English. The project itself does not need to be in English, however, videos or trailers should include subtitles so that our judges can accurately review.

What materials are needed to apply?

You must complete the Unity for Humanity Grant application. The application asks you to provide a video sample or trailer of the project. There are short essay questions as well which cover project theme(s), motivation, and goals.You can also provide a pitch deck with your application.

Who judges the submissions?

Unity employees from a variety of teams will review projects along with Unity for Humanity program managers. 

If the grant is in partnership with another organization, representatives from the organization will also serve as judges to select the grant recipients.

What do the selected projects receive?

We will make grant recommendations to Unity’s Charitable Fund, a fund of the Tides Foundation. In addition, Unity will provide 8 hours of technical support from the Unity Professional Services team (to be used within a one year period) as well as bespoke marketing and mentorship support.

I’ve submitted my application. What’s next?

No further action is required. You will receive a confirmation email, and we will review all submissions. If we need additional information from a project we will reach out to you directly.

All applicants will be notified by spring 2024.

How can I partner with Unity for Humanity?

Unity for Humanity collaborates with organizations like the UN Environment Programme, Games for Change, and the Tribeca Immersive Festival to expand opportunities for impact creators. 

If you are interested in collaborating on an event, accelerator program, or grant, please submit this interest form. You can also join the Unity for Humanity Community.

Do you give application deadline extensions?

No, unfortunately we are not able to grant extensions for applications. You can join the Unity for Humanity Community on Discord to stay up to date on other grant opportunities.

Can I reapply with the same project?

Yes, you can reapply to Unity for Humanity, so long as your project meets the requirements, theme, and criteria. If a project has previously received a Unity for Humanity Grant, it is not eligible for additional funding, however, you are welcome to reapply with a new project.

Make sure to join the Unity for Humanity Community on Discord to stay up to date on other opportunities for existing grantees.

What are Unity for Humanity’s guiding principles?

Empathy, respect, and opportunity: We celebrate and support creators with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Positive global change: We provide opportunities for creators to realize a more sustainable and inclusive world.

Uplifting community: We foster a social impact creator community grounded in inclusion to empower changemakers.

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