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.
Creators driving meaningful change
Unity for Humanity empowers storytellers and changemakers using their skills to make the world a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable place, for all. Be inspired by more Social Impact innovations.
My Lovely Planet
2022 Grant Recipient
In this mobile game, players’ actions are duplicated in the real world. Plant a tree or tidy up ocean waste in-game, and the same actions are taken on Earth!
2022 Grant Recipient
A digital and mixed media art installation that envisions a bright future, TOGUNA fuses beautiful dreams with practical solutions to address issues facing Africa.
What It’s Like To Be Me
Rare Impact Challenge Grantee
This experience invites users to understand what it can be like for members of the LGBTQ+ community confronting stress in their everyday lives.
2021 Black Visions Grant Recipient
This ambitious transmedia project examines the FBI’s efforts over the past decade to investigate more than 150 potentially racially motivated homicides that have gone Un(re)solved.
Past Unity for Humanity Grants
We partner with organizations and activists to support creators making an impact on the world around them.
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
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
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. Join us to hear their inspirational stories, learn about tools and strategies for success, and network with fellow impact creators.
Unity for Humanity Summit Highlights
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.
Unity for Humanity Grant FAQ
Projects eligible for the Unity for Humanity grants can be prototypes or projects in any stage of production.
We accept any project genre (game, XR, film, solution) created with any RT3D platform.
Grants cannot be awarded to individuals; please submit your application via a legal entity (studio, nonprofit, etc.).
All projects must be impact-driven, meaning that they have measurable impact goals and/or calls to action, and/or encompass themes of social, healthcare, education, humanitarian, or environmental issues. Projects must also align with at least one of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
We will not accept projects that include or promote hate, violence, bullying, harassment, threats against individuals or groups of people, or illegal content. Our aim is to foster an inclusive, sustainable social impact creator ecosystem.
We encourage projects to apply that are charitable in nature and/or affiliated with a nonprofit organization. If your project is not charitable in nature, we still encourage you to apply, and ask you to indicate this on your application in the field provided.
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.
Unity for Humanity Grant recipients are selected using the following criteria:
- Vision (25%)
- Inclusion (25%)
- Impact (25%)
- Viability (25%)
All applications must be submitted in English. We work with creators with varying levels of English ability. Videos or trailers in a language other than English must have subtitles. The project itself does not need to be in English, however, there must be subtitles or translations provided (if applicable) so that the judges can properly review.
Creators must fill out the Unity for Humanity Grant application. Applicants will be asked to provide a pitch deck in PDF format and a link to a video sample or trailer of the project. There are short essay questions on the application which ask the applicant to outline their motivation for creating the project.
- Information about the team and company
- Key art from the project (in-progress work accepted)
- Production budget with a plan for use of Unity funding, if received
- Information on key stakeholders/partners
- Production timeline, distribution timeline, and detailed distribution plan
- An Impact Plan with the project’s impact goals and how they will be achieved
Unity employees and/or internal representatives from a variety of vertical teams across Unity 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 guest judges to select the grant recipients.
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.
No further action is required. You will receive a confirmation email and we will review all projects submitted. If we need additional information from a project we will reach out directly. Only Unity for Humanity Grant recipients will be notified. Thank you for submitting your application!
Unity partners with the Tides Foundation to set up the Donor Advisor Fund (DAF) for charitable purposes. If the project created by your team is selected, we will recommend your team as a potential grantee, subject to Tides’s review process for eligibility. This process can take anywhere from two to six weeks and is a secondary review process.
No, unfortunately we are not able to grant extensions for applications.
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.
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.